Domaine Follin-Arbelet Romanee St Vivant Grand Cru 2013

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Neal Martin
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Jancis Robinson
SKU
FARS201310 UCAU
$585.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
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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 unadulterated glory, unfined and unfiltered. Both pure and intense, they are deep with stony freshness, explosive with bright fruit, and framed with balanced structure. Romanee-St-Vivant is a truly exceptional site, and these vines are tended by the iconic Dominique Mugneret
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 unadulterated glory, unfined and unfiltered. Both pure and intense, they are deep with stony freshness, explosive with bright fruit, and framed with balanced structure. Romanee-St-Vivant is a truly exceptional site, and these vines are tended by the iconic Dominique Mugneret

Scores & Reviews

97 / 100

Neal Martin

Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Romanée Saint-Vivant Grand Cru hit the ball out of the park and was one of my favorite wines of the vintage. It clearly has a lot of fruit on the nose with delicately spiced black cherries, bay leaf and undergrowth unfurling with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, a silver thread of acidity, extraordinarily pure and caressing with beautiful poise on the finish. Class from start to finish, this is a bona fide Grand Cru.

17 / 20

Jancis Robinson

Mid to dark crimson. Hedgerow nose and very firm. At the moment a little aggressive in terms of acid and tannin. But there is lots of substance here. Persistent and solid.