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Domaine Follin-Arbelet’s wines are a revelation. This red’s vibrant acidity gives it an edge of bright freshness, while the beautiful Pinot Noir fruit is sensationally smooth and graceful. Burgundy enthusiasts will appreciate the total purity and finesse in this translation of Aloxe’s terroir. It can certainly be cellared for a few years, though I appear to have appended to my tasting notes, in awe, “Drinkable now—very much so!”
|Vineyard:||Planted in 1950s, 1969, .8 ha|
|Aging:||Enjoys a long, slow élévage before being bottled unfined and unfiltered|
Arnaud Ente France | Burgundy | Volnay
A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!
Inspiring Thirst, page 117