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Domaine De L'Arlot Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Blanc Clos De L'Arlot 2016

£75.00

"The 2016 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de l'Arlot Blanc was raised in 20% new oak. It has a well-defined bouquet with citrus lemon, Granny Smith apples and subtle tropical notes (peach and a hint of guava) joining the fray with time in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a lovely, harmonious, peach-tinged opening complemented by light apricot and fresh ginger notes. There is commendable concentration here, a fine bead of acidity with a precise finish. Excellent.' Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Côte De Nuits, Nuits-Saint-Georges
Vintage: 2016
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: A rare treat
Drink With: Poultry especially when sauced

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.

These wines are relatively long-lived and if well cellared it should live on for a decade or more in bottle.