Domaine Follin-Arbelet Aloxe-Corton 2014
An elegant and fragrant nose full of fresh, ripe raspberry, kirsch and sweet spice up front, with definite hints of earth and truffle behind that will certainly play a more prominent role with time. The palate is still very fresh and the tannins fine-grained and firm
Still waters run deep with Franck Follin-Arbelet. He may seem quiet and unassuming, but the intensity of his wines speaks louder than words. Having grown up in Burgundy's famous Cote d'Or, he was always attracted to viticulture, but his family's vines were all rented out to metayeurs (share croppers), and they did not make their own wine. Instead, he gravitated towards geology, a field that gave him an expertise in soil. His wife, Christine comes from the famous Latour family. And her father, Andre Masson (once the regisseur at the Hospices de Beaune), had his own vines. In 1990, when the opportunity came to join Andre's domain in Aloxe-Corton, Franck jumped at the chance, giving up one noble career in terroir to take on another. In 1993, Andre retired and Franck took over the direction of the domain, located in the heart of the Aloxe-Corton village.