The name Arnoux has been a feature in Vosne Romanée since the mid-19th century. Since the early 1990s, Robert Arnoux's son-in-law Pascal Lachaux has been running the estate and in 2009, Pascal and Florence have at long last made the subtle change in the naming of the Domaine. Pascal has indeed proved himself to be a hugely talented winemaker and his drive and ambition have ensured that the Domaine is now regarded amongst the top tier in Vosne-Romanée. The Domaine comprises some 12 hectares, with the highlights being the small Grand Cru holdings in Romanée St Vivant, Echézeaux, Latricières Chambertin and Clos de Vougeot and some excellent Premiers Crus, particularly Suchots, Reignots and Chaumes in Vosne Romanée and Corvées Pagets and Procès in neighbouring Nuits St Georges.
This is a rich, succulent red cherry, raspberry, spice and earth flavours. Balanced and graceful, with moderate length.
Super with Roast Chicken or Turkey.
At their entry at the winery, the grapes are 1% destemmed. These fruits are then put in tank without any crushing, to keep an intact berry. A cold soak follows, it goes from 3 days to a week, depending on the appellations and the vintage. Then the alcoholic fermentation takes place with a classic scheme of vinification, not very interventionnist, the pump overs and punch downs are done case per case in function of the densities and the taste of every wine. The wines are then barrel down by gravity in french oak barrels in order to mature and do their malo-lactic fermentation.