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Follin-Arbelet Aloxe-Corton Les Vercots 1er Cru 2019

A$158.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Burgundy, France
Rating
90 points

Description

Franck’s ancestors owned vineyards in Aloxe-Corton, which they sold off towards the end of the 19th century. As a child, he spent holidays in the village, working part-time in the vineyards and, in due course, marrying a local girl, Christine. Her family had some vines – enough for Franck to set up as a vigneron in 1993, subsequently adding further vines through rental agreements. In 2017, Franck was joined at the Domaine by his son, Simon.

Franck favours the most simple and natural form of farming possible. The grapes are entirely destemmed and vinified in wooden vats for about two weeks. The wines are aged for 18 months in a barrel, initially with 20 to 25 percent new wood before racking into older casks after 12 months.

Les Vercots is an Aloxe-Corton Premier Cru vineyard in Burgundy. A handful of producers make Pinot Noir wines from fruit grown in the 4.19-hectare (10.35-acre) site. At least one, Domaine Meuneveux, makes a wine combing grapes from both Les Vercots and its northern neighbour Les Guérets. This wine is labelled as a generic Aloxe-Corton Premier Cru.

Ratings

Score
90 points
Reviewer
Wine Advocate
Review

Notes of cassis, plums, dark chocolate, and warm spices introduce the 2019 Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Les Vercots, a medium to full-bodied, deep, and textural wine that's rich and concentrated, underpinned by powdery tannins and lively acids.

Score
88 points
Reviewer
Inside Burgundy
Review

A little deeper in purple than Clos du Chapitre and as always much punchier on the nose. Power packed with very dense raspberry fruit, then tannins to follow. Needs a rich dish with sauce, otherwise, I would prefer the greater elegance of Clos du Chapitre.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Alcohol
13%
Cellar until
2025 - 2035

Follin-Arbelet Aloxe-Corton Les Vercots 1er Cru 2019

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