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At recent La Paulée tastings, one particular domaine dominated the overachiever category, and pulling off a sub-$50 attention grabber in a room filled with the most expensive and adored wines of Burgundy is no easy feat.
The magic tale that Didier Fornerol captures in bottle cannot be told without Burgundy legend Jean-Pierre de Smet. Fornerol worked alongside de Smet at his Domaine de l'Arlot from 1982 until 1998, then leaving to take over his own family's domaine.
De Smet and l'Arlot's famed whole cluster regimen and translucent, traditional style of Pinot Noir are on full display in Didier's Côte de Nuits-Villages. His six hectares of vines in Corgoloin (between Ladoix and Nuits-Saint-Georges) are in the same relative zone that put l'Arlot on the map!
Finding wines that overdeliver for their price point in Burgundy always marks a special day. Considering the pedigree here, the style closely tied to l'Arlot's golden era under Jean-Pierre de Smet, this small-production Pinot Noir deserves immediate attention.
|Grape Variety||Pinot Noir|
|Appellation||Cote de Nuits-Villages|