Domaine de L'Arlot Nuits St Georges Clos des Forets St. Georges 2015
'Clos des Forêts' is a single estate vineyard, known as 'monopole' in French, is home to vines of approximately 45 years old. This unique terroir covers 7.2 hectares, and is composed of multi-layered soils with clay, limestone and gravel.
The grapes are hand picked, twice sorted (once on the vine, then at the crush pad after being picked). All transfers are made via gravity flow. By avoiding the use of pumps, the integrity of the grapes are better preserved. Domaine de l'Arlot takes a very hands off approach to winemaking.
A wine for ageing: the generous terroir of the Clos des Forêts Saint Georges forms the soul of the wine. It builds a solid red around well present tannins which define a wine for ageing. A few years in the cellar will allow the wine to express itself more fully and make it more graceful, silkier and more complete.
This wine is aged in roughly 45% New French Oak for 16 to 18 months.
|Appellation||Cote de Nuits|
|Brand||Domaine de L'Arlot|
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Fôrets Saint Georges includes around 55% whole bunch and is actually a blend of six different cuvées. What is interesting is that the whole bunch contribution is far less tangible in this compared to the Clos de l'Arlot. It is very well defined, quite sensual in style with very pure red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin: tart red cherry fruit, wild strawberry, saline in the mouth with a sappy finish that keeps drawing you back in. This is an outstanding contribution to the vintage, courtesy of winemaker Géraldine Godot.
Vinous(52% vendange entier; 50% new oak): Saturated dark ruby-red. Pure, deep scents of tangy blackberry and black cherry, plus a whiff of leather. Densely packed and utterly seamless; in a less sweet style than the Clos de l'Arlot owing to its pungent stony minerality. More body and texture here, not to mention class and inner-mouth perfume. The subtle, late-arriving tannins give the wine a firm structural underpinning without impinging on its fruit. From a crop level of just 23 hectoliters per hectare, according to winemaker Geraldine Godot.