Domaine De L'Arlot Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Rouge Clos Des Forêts Saint Georges 2007

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Domaine De L'Arlot Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Rouge Clos Des Forets Saint Georges 2007 has a well-defined character that perfectly illustrates the identity of the Nuits Saint Georges Clos Des Forêts Saint Georges vineyard. Complex aromas of blackcurrant mingled with spicy blackberry fruit are revealed on the nose with wilder, savoury animal and leather notes. Full of fresh, berry fruit this is an elegant and mellow Pinot Noir in a style that producers the world over wish they could emulate.

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Côte De Nuits, Nuits-Saint-Georges
Vintage: 2007
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Feeling decadent
Drink With: Roast duck or goose

In Burgundy, a monopole is a specific vineyard, a terroir which has been perfectly defined for centuries and which is owned by a single proprietor. Domaine De L'Arlot's Clos Des Forêts Saint Georges covers an area of 7.2 hectares and its privileged location has made it one of the greatest Nuits Saint Georges wines.

Clos des Forêts Saint Georges is only made with grapes from the vineyard's oldest vines as they give darker, more intense wines and express the very best of this exceptional terroir. Traditional vinification methods are used: the grapes are hand-picked, there is minimal cuvaison (maceration of the grape skins) and pumping-over is done sparingly to let things happen naturally to reveal the soul of the wine.

2007 was marked by unusual weather patterns, starting with a mild winter and a hot, dry spring. After May 15th, however, the weather became cold and wet and the sun only returned in September - just in time to dry out the grapes and rescue the vintage prior to harvest. Clos Des Forêts Saint Georges is traditionally a wine for ageing and, with a few years under its belt already, this vintage is now beautifully à point.

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