2021 Domaine Arlaud, "Roncevie" Bourgogne

2021 Domaine Arlaud, "Roncevie" Bourgogne

2021 Domaine Arlaud, "Roncevie" Bourgogne

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The 2021 Domaine Arlaud, "Roncevie" Bourgogne was a Merchant's Pick

Gevrey-Chambertin • The best kept secret in Burgundy!

April 30, 2024

Once a year, we receive a tiny allocation of Arlaud's Roncevie Bourgogne.  It is 100% Gevrey-Chambertin and the best-kept secret in Burgundy.

Wait!  Isn't Gevrey-Chambertin supposed to be on the labe? Generally, yes.  You may recall the story:

"Roncevie" is a lieu-dit (vineyard) in the heart of Gevrey-Chambertin.  In 1964, when the Gevrey appellation was reduced in size, the Arlaud family's parcel was declassified to Bourgogne Rouge simply because the family was from Morey and not Gevrey.

The surrounding "Roncevie" vineyards which encompass Arlaud's parcel, remain classified as Gevrey-Chambertin.  (French inheritance laws require land to be split among heirs. Those surrounding domaines, which other producers own, are permitted to put the prestigious village name on their labels.) To add insult to injury, Domaine Arlaud's Roncevie parcel is a stone’s throw from Griottes-Chambertin, where all of the Grand Crus are found.  

Stunning aromatics of rose petal, wild raspberry, and underbrush.  The palate offers succulent red and dark cherry, wild strawberry, and orange rind.  The fruit is lush balanced and not overripe.  It has a lovely texture with fine, dusty tannins.  This sensational vintage offers loads of energy and verve and an endless finish. 

With Burgundy Prices Continuing Their Meteoric Ascent, Arlaud Remains One of the Best Burgundy Values 

Year after year, Burgundy fans seek out these smaller parcels hidden within and among the prestigious Gevrey-Chambertin appellation.

Arlaud Roncevie is a beautifully made, artisanal wine that happens to be farmed organically; even the plows are still pulled by horseback.

This is one of the best-kept secrets in Burgundy.   Quantities imported are referenced in bottles, not cases.

Can you keep a secret?

Quantities are limited.



Once A Year Release • The Best Kept Secret In Burgundy! • Extremely Limited

By David Gettenberg

Producer: Domaine Arlaud

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Subregion: Gevrey-Chambertin

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml

Code: W7024-2021-750