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2017 Domaine Follin-Arbelet Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru

2017 Domaine Follin-Arbelet Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru

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, vinified in wooden vats for about two weeks. The wines are aged for 18 months in barrel, initially with 20 to 25 per cent new wood before racking into older casks after 12 months.

PRODUCER Domaine Follin-Arbelet
VARIETY Pinot Noir
STYLE Red Wine
SIZE 750ml

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