Domaine de l'Arlot Côte de Nuits Villages Blanc "Au Leurey" 2019
(Burgundy, France) - [VM 89-91]
Regular price $68.00 Sale price $54.97 Save $13.03
About the Domaine:
Jean-Pierre de Smet defined the winemaking style at Domaine de L’Arlot with his philosophy that “the more one knows, the less one interferes.” In 2002, he brought biodynamic farming to the domaine and even cured the wood that would eventually be made into the estate’s barrels. Jean-Pierre retired in 2007 turning over the estate to Olivier Leriche, who followed the same philosophy and believed that every decision has to “respect the soil, respect the plants, and ensure that both are in harmony with the environment.”
About this Wine:
'Au Leurey' is a parcel of younger vines situated in front of the Domaine. The Chardonnay was planted in 2006. The soils consist of a clay and limestone mixture with calcareous scree.
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.
This wine sees no new French oak, and is aged in neutral barrels.
Ratings & Reviews89-91 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2019 Côte de Nuits Village Au Leurey Blanc comes from a single parcel on the opposite side of the road from the domaine, and was regrafted onto Pinot Noir vines in 2006. This has a very pleasant, white-flower-scented bouquet that gently unfolds in the glass. The palate is bright and tensile, the 20% new oak neatly integrated with peach and apricot, ensuring that the finish is very pretty. Recommended." - Neal Martin (12/2020
"Aromas of citrus oil, white flowers, nutmeg and crisp orchard fruit introduce the 2019 Côte de Nuits-Villages Au Leurey, a medium to full-bodied, lively wine that's pure and precise." - William Kelley (1/2021)
Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Exotic aromas include those of apple, poached pear and muscat. There is better volume to the equally intense if less mineral-suffused middle weight flavors that possess better depth and persistence on the slightly firmer finale." (6/10/2021)