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Aloxe Corton, Clos de Chapitre, 1er Cru, 2015

  Follin Arbelet

Exquisitely fine Aloxe, velvety ripe forest fruit with touches of red cherry and damson. Pure crystalline and fresh, pretty and charming,
but with a gentle grip, giving focus and structure to the wine. Long, pure and floral on the finish. A beauty that should age gracefully.
The lighter limestone clay soils of the Clos du Chapitre tends to make for a finer, rounder and fruitier style of Aloxe than the classic vineyards
such as Fournières and Vercots.

Contains Sulphites.

About Follin Arbelet

Since Frank Follin inherited vines originally under the control of the Louis Latour empire, he has been making sublime wines of concentration, purity and complexity. All of his vines from Aloxe-Corton, Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses and Romanée St Vivant are tended by hand and respectfully protected from any form of insecticide or pesticide, each betraying individuality, polish and great purity. The fermentations include up to 20% of whole bunches depending on the vintage, resulting in wines of suave, velvet textures. His cellars are cool and deep, so this process and the elevage are long, slow and gentle with minimal intervention, new oak percentages being kept to below 40%.

Appellation: Aloxe-Corton

Dominated by the hill of Corton, Aloxe-Corton is a charming village at the northern end of the Côte de Beaune, the first references to which date back as far as 696. As well as some fine examples of the striking, classic Burgundian roof-tiles the village also boasts some of the oldest cellars in Burgundy, dating back to the monastic period. Aside from the plethora of Grands Crus on the hill of Corton, the Aloxe-Corton commune also boasts several Premier Crus vineyards as well as Aloxe-Corton villages. The soils tend to be heavy and clay dominated, typically producing full-dboied, muscular styles of red Burgundy, though there are smaller outcrops of chalky soils producing much finer more fragrant wines. The vast majority of the production is red

Grape Type: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the classic grape of red burgundy, whose greatest wines are concentrated in the east and south-east-facing clay/limestone hills of Burgundy's Côte d'Or. A notoriously temperamental variety, Pinot Noir has proved difficult to grow in certain climates and soils and will not tolerate over-cropping. The best examples have wonderfully expressive aromas and thrillingly pure bitter sweet red forest fruit and cherry flavours, developing truffle and game overtones with age. Outside of Burgundy, Pinot Noir has had great success in New Zealand, California’s Carneros, Oregon and the more marginal, cooler districts in Australia. Along with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir is also one of the major components of Champagne.