Domaine Follin Arbelet - Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru 'Les Fichots' 2017


Franck Follin-Arbelet and his wife Christine are fortunate to produce one village wine, four premier crus, and four grand crus in Aloxe-Corton (their hometown), Pernand-Vergelesses, and Vosne-Romanée. Pedigreed land such as this demands much of its stewards, and these vines are farmed sustainably without synthetic fertilizers or weed killers, working the soils regularly to aerate them and keep them healthy. Vinifications are in the old-school style, fermenting slowly in open-top wooden vats, using only indigenous yeasts, and the wines are bottled in all of their unadultered glory, unfined and unfiltered. Both pure and intense, they are deep with stony freshness, explosive with bright fruit, and framed with balanced structure.

1er Cru 'Les Fichots' overlooks the valley between the slopes of Aloxe-Corton and Pernand-Vergelesses, this terroir is made up of clay soils on a compact limestone rock. The grapes, always very ripe, give rich, powerful and structured wines, with good aging potential (5-15 years). It is certainly one of the best terroirs of Pernand-Vergelesses 

Producer: Domaine Follin Arbelet 

Country: France 

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Pinot Noir 

Appellation: Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru 

Vintage: 2017 

Size: 750ml