Frank Follin-Arbelet is a wine producer based in Aloxe-Corton, in Burgundy's Côte de Beaune. He and his wife Christine have one of the most beautiful houses dating from 1764; the cuverie situated in the ground storey makes the vineyard the only chateau bottled domain in the region. They farm sustainably six hectares from the Corton Les Bressandes, Corton-Charlemagne and Romanée Saint Vivant grand cru vineyards, which cover four premier cru sites spread between Aloxe-Corton and Pernand-Vergelesses.
The Follin-Arbelet climats are representative of the best soils of the Corton hillside. Their Aloxe-Corton ‘Les Vercots’ vineyard is the largest plot, a mere 1.1 hectare, the soils being compact clay on a very hard, shallow bioclastic rock. They vinify using indigenous yeasts in open-topped wooden vats. The wines are aged for up to 20 months in barrel (the percentage of new oak dependent on the vintage and appellation) The cellaring, which is done in the domain‘s particularly cold and humid basement cellars, being the deepest in the village, are beneficial to the maturing of the wines. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
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