Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de l’Arlot Blanc 2017


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The Clos de l’Arlot Blanc comes from two small parcels of vines (planted in 1956 and 1984) on the steepest, rockiest section of this vineyard. The soil here is white, chalky clay and the hard limestone bedrock is near the surface, making the parcel challenging to cultivate. Everything here has to be done by hand (as it is in much of the Clos), including weeding and spraying. Think about that for a moment. Our allocation reflects the tiny production. Although the exposure of the site means genuine ripeness, and always results in a more textural white than La Gerbotte, the old vines and poor soils always seem to have the last word when it comes to the mineral freshness of the wine.

Weighing in at 13%, the 2017 is vibrantly fleshy, yet also taught and mineral, with layered, creamy, ripe citrus, apricot and pineapple notes slowly tapering to a richly silky, sherbetty close. Super-long with great complexity.





“The nose is ripe, but elegant, with neatly restrained oak and vibrant apple and apricot fruit. Rich and creamy, this is concentrated and weighty without any heaviness. The oak gives texture and the length is impressive.”
93 Points
Stephen Brook
The World of Fine WINE