The Style of the Wine
Finesse, richness, complexity and harmony all come together and unite to show how complete this exceptional wine is. An iron hand in a velvet glove, it describes the fullness of the Pinot Noir with exceptional distinction, expressing a taut nervosity before resonating with richness and elegance. Its aromas evolve harmoniously with age. When young, the wine offers floral notes mingled with raspberry, morello cherries and blackcurrant. With time the aromas evolve and develop towards spices, liquorice, undergrowth and leather.
Between Romanée Saint Vivant, Echézeaux and Richebourg...this vineyard neighbours on a few of the greatest wines in the world. A number of respected experts consider Les Suchots to be among the very finest 1st Crus from Vosne Romanée.
- An exceptional village
Vosne Romanée houses incredible terroirs with a line up of the top red wines of Burgundy: Romanée-Conti, Richebourg, Romanée, Romanée Saint Vivant, La Tâche, Echézeaux, Grands-Echézeaux... So many names which make the greatness of the Pinot Noir resound through extremely elegant wines.
- The fullness of the Pinot Noir
You need to know how to wait for this Vosne Romanée Les Suchots, as time gives it a sheen and an exceptional feel. The brief impression of austerity during its youth fades, the tannins soften and the wine becomes rounder... Maturity gives it sensuality and elegance.
- No pumps
Domaine de l'Arlot has chosen to use gravity for the vinification of its wines. Only the laws of gravity are used right from the arrival of the grapes to the flowing of the wine into casks. By avoiding the use of pumps, the profound nature of the grapes and must is preserved. The fruit character of the wine is made keener and tighter.
Bright ruby red in colour. The nose reveals an impressive aromatic range of spices and floral notes, in particular rose petal, violet and wild strawberry, which add a touch of elegance to the aromas of tea, blackcurrant and black cherry. The palate is rich, smooth and velvety in texture with very silky tannins. This is a well-built wine, which can be enjoyed in around 5 years time; it will nonetheless require 12 to 15 years to reach its peak.
2015 was among the most precocious vintages of recent years. The vines progressed quickly in the warm springtime temperatures, despite pressure from powdery mildew through to July. Ripening began in mid-July, with temperatures exceeding 35°C. The month of August saw the arrival of much-needed rainfall, which fortunately did not delay ripening.
3-4 September for the whites; 4-9 September for the reds.
The month of June was the hottest since 2003, leading to flower abortion on certain plots. This vintage stands out for its excellent sanitary condition, requiring little sorting, and excellent phenolic maturity. The profusion of healthy clusters meant that for many appellations the full crop could be used for vinification.
However, with a harvest of 24 hl/ha, yields were below average.