Côte de Nuits-Villages Clos du Chapeau 2017
Out of stock
The appellation Côte de Nuits-Villages covers vines across five villages: Fixin, Brochon, Prémeaux, Comblanchien and Corgoloin. This wine however comes only from a single, 1.6 hectare site called Clos du Chapeau, another monopole of Domaine de l’Arlot, located in Comblanchien (just south of Nuits). It’s a hat-shaped plot (hence the name) where the soil has plenty of limestone gravel eroded from the hills above. The vines were planted between 1987 and 1991. Neal Martin covers the winemaking specs below.
The 2017 is a pretty and vivid expression of this site, brimming with joyful, tangy red cherry fruit and spice, but with lovely, seductive flesh as well. The nose is still throwing some oak spice but the palate is oh-so -pure. It will age but is already a lovely drink. In the context of today’s Burgundy, it’s a bargain.
“Reduction for now clouds the nose, but the palate shows off effortless finesse of red fruit and light tread. This is highly aromatic, heady even, giving a glimpse of sun-warmed, juicy, sublimated berry fruit. Lovely and moreish.”91The World of Fine Wine