Skip to main content
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Toggle Navigation Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Your Cart

2019 Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru “Les Vercots”

Domaine Follin-Arbelet
Discount Eligible $102.00
SOLD OUT

Franck Follin and his son Simon are making incredible wines in their deep stone cellars in Aloxe, and this premier cru is their flagship bottling. It is a wine capable of traversing the decades effortlessly, but the thrilling 2019 vintage is quite enjoyable now. Bold-fruited, deeply concentrated and structured, with pitch-perfect balance and poise, this Burgundy will stand tall against challengers from the top premier cru appellations of the Côte de Nuits.

Dixon Brooke


Technical Information
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2019
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Aloxe-Corton
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Domaine Follin-Arbelet
Winemaker: Franck Follin
Vineyard: Planted in 1947, 1987, 1989, 1.1 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 14%

More from this Producer or Region

About The Region

Burgundy

map of Burgundy

In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

More from Burgundy or France

Discount Eligible $300.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $118.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $242.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $43.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $649.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $47.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $50.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $50.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $82.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $137.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $195.00
AT CART MAX
Terroirs

Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312