Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Echezeaux 2012

$225.00

SKU 10838

750ml

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The vineyard is situated in the lieu dit Rouges du bas, a parcel of just under one hectare situated in the heart of the Echézeaux, in the middle of the slope. The vineyards are planted on a north-south axis; average age of the vines is about 60 years old. Fermentation for this wine is 70% whole cluster; the fruit is put in tank without any crushing. A cold soak follows, then the alcoholic fermentation takes place with very little intervention,with pump-overs and punch-downs as needed. The wines are then gravity-fed into French oak barrels (100% new) for malolactic fermentation and aging. Bottled at the beginning of March.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux
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BurghoundA penetratingly floral nose offers up a broad ranging array of scents that include spice, plum, dark pinot fruit and red currant. There is a suppleness to the mid-palate that makes this approachable already yet the energetic and powerful flavors tighten up fast on the saline-infused, intense and hugely finish. This is breathtakingly persistent and should drink well early but age very well too.

Allen Meadows, January 15, 2014