Domaine Arnaud Ente Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire 2013
Ancient Gamay vines near l'Hopital de Meursault. These vines received northern and southern sun exposure.
Pinot Noir. That Arnaud Ente is not a household name in Burgundy is more a reflection of his tireless dedication to his metier than of the quality of his wines. For the Entes, it's not about pursuing the spotlight, although he is unquestionably a rising star in the region. Arnaud and his wife, Marie-Odile, work primarily on their own to craft an exquisite range of micro-production white Burgundies from Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. Precision, purity, elegance, and finesse are the best descriptors of the Ente style. Each vine is nurtured through every step of the yearly cycle, and each cru and village wine receives the exact same impeccable treatment; even the "entry-level" Aligote and Bourgogne Blanc show the layered richness and complexity of a much more sophisticated appellation.