2015 was the first solo vintage of Technical Director Géraldine Godot. Over the few vintages that we have been tasting with her, Géraldine has established herself as a reliable source of detail on the growing season and her wines. Domaine de l’Arlot is in safe hands. The domaine has been run along biodynamic lines since 2003.
The domaine is owned by AXA Millésimes, the wine division of the insurance company, as part of a portfolio which also includes Quinta do Noval in the Douro and the Bordeaux Châteaux Pichon-Baron, Petit-Village and Suduiraut. The flagship here is Clos de l’Arlot, a wholly owned monopole adjacent to the domaine, planted with both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The 2017 Vintage
Yields at Domaine de l’Arlot were relatively low, averaging 28 hectolitres per hectare. Harvest took place on 7th September. In the cellar, the 2017 vintage was almost entirely destemmed. The white wines were bottled in December; the reds will be bottled in April.