MICHEL ARCELAIN 2012 MINI VERTICAL
Michel and Mado Arcelain have been working their domain in Pommard together since they were married in 1963 and is made up of parcels of vines inherited from both sides of the family and over a number of generations, as well as vineyards purchased by them over the years. These vineyards are all Pinot Noir of the highest quality, known as Pinot Fin.
Domaine Michel Arcelain Pommard ‘Clos Beaudier’ 2012
The Arcelain Pommard ‘Clos Beaudier’ is a tiny production, a single-vineyard cuvee that Michel always sets apart from his other Pommards, almost as if it were a premier cru (and I think he sees it that way!). The greatest fault in the 2010s is that they are so charming so early; they risk being drunk up before they really have a chance to show what all the fuss is about. Translucent ruby, earthy bright, pure and powerful, with elegant notes of orange and spice, and complex length. This is a wine to buy by the case: drink a bottle a year over the next 12 years and watch a real Burgundy unfold.
Domaine Michel Arcelain Beaune 1er Cru ‘Clos des Mouches’ 2012
Even though the best-known Beaune ‘Clos des Mouches’ (from Domaine Drouhin) is a Chardonnay and sits on a pedestal on the world stage, most Clos des Mouches is red. The best known, and arguably the best parcel of vines on the slopes above Beaune, it can be either white or red. So put Michel Arcelain’s perfect Pinot vines in a vineyard of this caliber, and you get something special. Michel comes from the old school. He thinks that women like his Clos des Mouches and men like his Pommard. But be real! What he really means is that his Clos des Mouches is elegant, lacy and fine, fresh and floral, with impeccable balanced intensity. This is an example of meticulous winemaking in a world-class parcel of vines.
Enjoy 6 Bottles of each:
Regular Price: $864
Special Price: $690 (shipping included)*