Follin-Arbelet Corton Grand Cru 2021


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Burgundy, France
95 points




Vines planted in 1978. Vineyards are sustainably farmed, all grapes are harvested by hand and sorted, 100% of the grapes are de-stemmed, parcels are all vinified separately in open-topped, wooden vats, natural fermentations with indigenous yeasts.

Grapes macerate for several days at 15°-17° Celsius, then must goes through alcoholic fermentation with occasional punch-downs and pump-overs. Must pressed gently by pneumatic press. Jus de presse is blended in with first press wine to settle for 24-48 hours, wines are racked by gravity directly into oak fûts deep into the cellar below the winery.

The percentage of new oak varies with the vintage and appellation. Wines enjoy a long, slow élévage before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Domaine Follin-Arbelet represents the type of small, family-run operation that continues to make wine comme autrefois—the way it used to be done. In Burgundy, this means farming several minuscule plots with the goal of revealing the distinctive characteristics of each, to highlight that vineyard’s terroir.

Vinifications are in the old-school style, fermenting slowly in open-top wooden vats, using only indigenous yeasts, and the wines are bottled in all of their unadulterated glory, unfined and unfiltered. This Corton will make a magnificent addition to any cellar: it is an exercise in finesse and class, along with the power and depth you expect from this top terroir.


95 points

The 2021 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru comes from the lieu-dit of Le Charlemagne. It has a gorgeous bouquet with touches of yellow plum, grilled hazelnuts, white linen and light peachy aromas. The oak, almost half new, is neatly integrated. The palate is well-balanced with fine tannins and a killer line of acidity. It's taut and fresh but with actual weight and depth on the finish. This is one of the best Corton-Charlemagne that I have tasted in this vintage.


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

Follin-Arbelet Corton Grand Cru 2021

Follin-Arbelet Corton Grand Cru 2021

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