Domaine ARNOUX CHOREY LES BEAUNE "Les Confrelins" 2011
Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Tasting notes: Its aromas recall white flowers, hazelnut, and lemon-grass. Rather lively when young, this well-fruited wine quite rapidly acquires a smoothness that evolves into worthy body, length, and lusciousness.
About the winery: The Domaine Arnoux estate is comprised of 20ha of vineyards in the villages of Beaune, Chorey, Savigny, Pernand-Vergelesse, Aloxe-Corton, and Corton Grand Cru, producing approximatively 8,000 cases a year. Committed to the land and vines, Pascal tirelessly works the soil multiple times a year. Each fall, winter, and spring, tilling is performed for aeration and in May, the base of each vine is hoed by hand to remove the superficial roots. In the winery, Pascal favors freshness over a big structure. With his father as a cooper, Pascal became an expert in barrel selection, though there is very little new oak in the cellar. As a result, the wines reflect the delicate and floral aromas of their terroir, with only subtle influences from oak.