Follin-Arbelet Aloxe-Corton Clos du Chapitre 1er Cru 2020


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Burgundy, France
89-92 points




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.

In the heart of the village of Aloxe-Corton, this vineyard, registered "Les Meix", (.95Ha) once belonged to the Chapter of AUTUN, hence its name. Entirely enclosed by walls, its stony terroir gives it great precocity and a beautiful maturity. The wines produced are always harmonious and elegant, presenting a beautiful balance. They can be eaten relatively young (3-4 years), but evolve remarkably well (10-15 years)


89 - 92 points
Jasper Morris

Rich imperial purple, a touch of reduction making the nose tougher, This is ultra-rich, with super-concentrated sun-dried cherries. Very happy with this on the palate, not least thanks to the excellent acidity. Tense, concentrated with just that slight reduction which will disappear.


Serving Temp.
14-16 °C
Food pairing
Duck, Goose and Game Birds

Follin-Arbelet Aloxe-Corton Clos du Chapitre 1er Cru 2020

Follin-Arbelet Aloxe-Corton Clos du Chapitre 1er Cru 2020

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