Domaine de l'Arlot
Attending Winemaker: Géraldine Godot
Domaine de l’Arlot is named after the small river l’Arlot that runs through the village of Premeaux that it calls home, two kilometres to the south of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Jean-Pierre de Smet, who spent about eight years alongside Jacques Seysses at Domaine Dujac, directed the domaine from 1987 to 2007 and brought elements of Dujac’s earthy, whole-cluster style to l’Arlot. His successor, Olivier Leriche, followed in Jean-Pierre’s footsteps until his departure in 2010. Today. the domaine is in the capable hands of Geraldine Godot who is committed to maintaining the classic, elegant style that has come to define l’Arlot’s wines.
A large majority of the domaine’s holdings are in Nuits-Saint-Georges, including the monopoles Clos des Forêts Saint-Georges and Clos de l’Arlot. The latter is notable for the equally fine red and white wines it produces, the white containing a small percentage of the rare and disappearing Pinot Beurot grape (a local variety of Pinot Gris). Rounding out l’Arlot’s vineyards are a plot of Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots and a small but impeccably situated slice of Romanée-Saint-Vivant, located mere meters from hallowed Romanée-Conti.
A selection of signature appellations:
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de l’Arlot (Rouge) monopole
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de l’Arlot (Blanc) monopole
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Forêts Saint-Georges monopole
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru