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Domaine De L'Arlot Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Blanc Clos De L'Arlot 2011


Domaine De L'Arlot Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Blanc Clos De L'Arlot 2011 is very pale golden yellow, the pleasure really begins with the nose which evokes apricot and ripe peach fruit, crisp citrus, honey, vanilla and a cool, mineral streak. It carries on in the mouth where you discover a full bodied and generous wine that is solidly structured, with a persistent hint of salinity that adds to its lively energy. This mineral note continues through to the finish, sharpening its complexity. The particularly striking and seductive thing about this exceptional white wine is its tension, the rich contrast between the firmness and opulence.

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Côte De Nuits, Nuits-Saint-Georges
Vintage: 2011
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: A rare treat
Drink With: Lapin à la moutarde

The Clos De L'Arlot vineyard is rugged and rocky, with hillsides so steep that they preclude the use of machinery and all work on the vines has to be done by hand. Such painstaking labour is both necessary and worthwhile, for this is a vineyard of unique quality and character. The combination of old vines and fermentation at low temperature to capture the best of the fruit character of the grapes expresses the radiance of the great Chardonnay from this monopole vineyard.