Corton, Grand Cru
Follin Arbelet

Corton, Grand Cru, 2022


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vintage

En primeur
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2022
6x75cl
EP
£585.00


Follin Arbelet, Corton, Grand Cru, 2022

2022

Tasting Notes


ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

Floral, deep red cherry fruited with touches of mineral spice and an elegant sense of velvety volume, depth and dimension. Flowing, charming and utterly lovely. Pure pleasure. 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, making it a bit of a rarity in the world of Corton in that regard.

Critics score


Score:
94

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
01/2024

Notes
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.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Burgundy

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Allergen Information:
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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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