2017 Domaine Arlaud, "Rencevie" Bourgogne Rouge

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

2017 Domaine Arlaud, "Rencevie" Bourgogne Rouge

100% Gevrey-Chambertin!
The Best Kept Secret In Burgundy!

How can that be? Why isn't Gevrey-Chambertin on the label?

Well, a little due diligence goes a long way.

"Roncevie" is a lieu-dit (vineyard) in the heart of Gevrey-Chambertin. In 1964, when the Gevrey appellation was reduced in size, the Arlaud family's parcel was declassified to Bourgogne Rouge simply because the family was from Morey and not Gevrey.

To add insult to injury, Domaine Arlaud's Roncevie parcel is a stone's throw from Griottes-Chambertin, where all of the Grand Crus are found. Lastly, the surrounding "Roncevie" vineyards (French inheritance laws require land to be split among heirs) remain classified as Gevrey-Chambertin and those surrounding parcels are permitted to put the prestigious village name on their labels.

Okay, how does it taste?!

Stunning! The balance of fruit and acidity is wonderful. We couldn't believe the quality. And, even more compelling is the value; good Gevrey-Chambertin for $30 is simply unheard of!

Loads of energy and verve. Stunning aromatics of rose petal, wild raspberry and underbrush. The palate offers succulent red and dark cherry, wild strawberry and orange rind. The fruit is lush, but not overripe. It has lovely texture with fine, dusty tannins.

This is a beautifully made, artisanal wine that happens to be farmed organically... the plows are still pulled by horseback.

This is one of the best-kept secrets in Burgundy.

This year, the selection for Pinot Pick Of The Year was an easy one!

$34.95 per bottle / $419.40 per case

Summary


2019 PINOT NOIR PICK OF THE YEAR

THE MERCHANT'S MARK

97 / 100

Domaine Arlaud Roncevie is the best kept secret in Burgundy. The balance of fruit and acidity is wonderful. We couldn't believe the quality. And, even more compelling is the value; good Gevrey-Chambertin for $30 is simply unheard of! Loads of energy and verve. Stunning aromatics of rose petal, wild raspberry and underbrush. The palate offers succulent red and dark cherry, wild strawberry and orange rind. The fruit is lush, but not overripe. It has lovely texture with fine, dusty tannins.


Product Details


Producer: Domaine Arlaud

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub Region: Gevrey-Chambertin

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

Code: W7024