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Domaine Arnaud et Sophie


Les Barreaux



Exuberant, juicy and lively Pinot Noir with robust tannins and notes of minerals, black ripe fruits and "Cow stable" (in a positive way).

The wine comes from a small municipality in the Cote d'Or, called Vosne-Romanée.

The wines from Vosne-Romanée are known as the very best Pinot Noir in the world.

It lies right between the two areas, Gevry and Chambolle, and manages to unite the two in the most elegant way. These are dark and velvety wines and the general quality is very high.


Spændstig, saftig og livlig Pinot Noir med robuste tanniner og noter af mineraler, sorte modne frugter og "ko stald" (på den gode måde).

Vinen kommer fra en lille kommune i Cöte d’or, ved navn Vosne-Romanée.

Vinene fra Vosne-Romanée er kendt som de aller bedste Pinot Noir i verden.

Den ligger sig lige i mellem de to områder, Gevry og Chambolle, og formår at forene de to på den mest elegante facon. Det er mørke og fløjlsbløde vine og den generelle kvalitet er meget høj.


Country: France

Region: Burgundy, Vosne-Romanée

Winery: Domaine Arnaud et Sophie

Year: 2019

Type: Red

Grapes: Pinot Noir

Alcohol: 13%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional


Domaine Arnaud et Sophie

Sophie and Arnaud come from two Vosne-Romanée estates – Michel Noëllat and Robert Sirugue – and their joint effort somehow represents the future of Vosne to me.

They got their start in 2016 with one wine: a very interesting Vosne village from Les Barreaux, a parcel which adjoins Cros Parantoux and Les Petits Monts – an excellent location.

Sophie og Arnaud kommer fra to Vosne-Romanée godser – Michel Noëllat og Robert Sirugue – og deres fælles indsats repræsenterer på en eller anden måde Vosnes fremtid for mig.

De startede i 2016 med én vin: en meget interessant Vosne-landsby fra Les Barreaux, en parcel, der støder op til Cros Parantoux og Les Petits Monts – en fremragende beliggenhed.

General grape descriptions

Pinot Noir

The fashionable red burgundy grape is capable of producing divinely scented, gorgeously fruity expressions of place but often unwilling or unable to do so. Pinot Noir is sensitive to the size of crop it is expected to produce, and many vapid examples exemplify an over-demanding yield. It ripens relatively early so is not suitable for very warm regions where there would be no time to develop interesting flavours before acid levels plummet. On the other hand, many of the cooler regions in which it thrives suffer autumn rains which can rot Pinot's thin-skinned berries, resulting in pale, tainted wines. The Pinot Noir grower's lot is not an easy one.

This ancient eastern French vine is, with Gouais Blanc, parent of a host of other varieties including Chardonnay, Gamay and the Muscadet grape Melon de Bourgogne. Because it is so old, there are many well-established mutations such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Meunier and there is enormous variation in wine quality between different clones. Planting the wrong clone in the wrong place is one of many reasons for the wide variation in quality between different red burgundies and different varietal Pinot Noirs from elsewhere.

The positive side of all this is that Pinot Noir is a very transparent grape. It really can communicate the difference in terroir, or grape-growing environment, between adjacent plots of vineyard.