Cyprien Arlaud Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2015

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Tasting Notes

This lovely Burgundy is sublime.  Medium weight with attractive fresh cherry fruit, truffle and minerality as the core elements.  The tannins are fine and supple with crisp acidity supporting the ripe, pure red fruit and light spices.


The winery is practicing biodynamic.  Grapes come from a vineyard 300m west of Romanée-Conti, right on the border of Vosne-Romanée.  Plantings are high density and over 50 years old, so yields are naturally low.  The wines are aged in older barrels.


Domaine Arlaud began when Joseph Arlaud (originally Ardechois) met Renée Amiot (a burgundian woman) during the war. The wedding presents contained vineyards of which Joseph extended in 1949. He also worked as nursery gardener until 1970. From 1970, he spent all his time working in the vines and making wine. In 1966, he acquired the old “Grenier à sel” of Nuits Saint Georges for the rearing of the wines. This wonderful 14th century cellar became the estate’s emblem that still today is seen on the labels. Hervé Arlaud succeeded his father in 1982, and extended the holdings of the estate with new vineyards. He did the wine grower’s work alone and developed bottle sales. Herve worked with his three children from 2004 to 2012. Involved since 1997, Cyprien is now running the estate by himself.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Chicken/Turkey, Duck, Fish-full flavored (salmon/tuna), Ham, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pork, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Wild Game

France, Burgundy
Grape Varietal:
100% Pinot Noir
$31.00 each
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