Romanée St Vivant, Grand Cru
Follin Arbelet

Romanée St Vivant, Grand Cru,

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Follin Arbelet, Romanée St Vivant, Grand Cru, 2009

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Follin Arbelet, Romanée St Vivant, Grand Cru, 2009

Romanée-St.-Vivant is often svelte, scented and rich in fruit, and Frank Follin makes a gloriously pretty and refined example in this style. The 2009 stops you in your tracks; pure velvet, ripe flavours of mulberry, wild strawberry and sloe, very fruity yet complex and layered, this is already very expressive but you can tell there is still lots more to come from this; as rich and heady as it is, it maintains wonderful focus and poise.

Maturity:
Drink
ABV:
13.5%

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country:
France
region:
Burgundy
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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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