Corton, Grand Cru
    Follin Arbelet

    Corton, Grand Cru,



    Follin Arbelet, Corton, Grand Cru, 2020

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Follin Arbelet, Corton, Grand Cru, 2020

    Wonderfully red fruited and floral, with fine, detailed, lace-like tannins; this is one of the prettiest Corton’s you are likely to come across – a wine that combines detail and delicacy to superb effect. Great freshness and a long fine whispered finish. Gorgeous. This comes from the south facing Le Charlemagne plot, adjacent to Frank’s white Corton Charlemagne plot. The white soils here produce a Corton of great refinement and elegance.

    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2022 Corton Grand Cru comes from a parcel within the lieu-dit of Le Charlemagne. It has quite a serious bouquet, tightly wound. This will need time to open but is extremely well-defined with a sense of Pinot classicism. It doesn't sing 'n dance. The palate is well-balanced, the 25% new oak seamlessly integrated, building discretely towards the beautifully poised finish. This Corton might be easily overlooked, but for me, it epitomizes how far this Grand Cru has improved in recent years. Wonderful.
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    Drinking Window:
    2027 - 2045


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    Follin Arbelet

    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. By large the wines are de-stalked here but fermentations sometimes include up to 20% whole berry ferment depending on the vintage or cuvée, 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%.

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