This is his direct-press Aligoté, given a slow 24-48 hour press in his antique basket press, which gives texture and body to the wine. It has electric acidity and incredibly pure fruit. Find out more.
After not releasing a Pinot in 2021, this is a welcome return of Arnaud’s 100% Pinot Noir. Fluid, pure and filled with fruit. Here, the grapes see a gentle 3-4 week whole bunch maceration with no pigéage or pumpovers. After slowly pressing off in his antique basket press, the wine is aged in barrel. Bottled in magnum for that special occasion.
In a warm vintage this already surprisingly bright and delicate, but will age wonderfully. Arnaud put a lot in Magnum, which shows his opinion of this vintage.
Arnaud is working a small holding of Pinot Noir and Aligoté in the Haute Côtes De Beaune that was originally planted by his parents. The grapes used to be sold to a co-operative, but now Arnaud makes his own wine and has recently planted more of these varietals. The wines are electric - lightly extracted juices full of energy and very pure fruit. Working under VDF gives him the freedom to make wines as he pleases, hence the unconventional finished articles. A real taste of the obscure.