MICHEL ARCLAIN RED MIXED CASE
Treasures from the Cellars of Elden Selections
Aged World-Class Burgundy from Potinet-Ampeau
From one of the few remaining producers who age their wine before release.
Includes 4 bottles of each:
Michel Arcelain Bourgogne 2014
This Bourgogne will stop you in your tracks. Like so many regional appellation wines from small, proud production domains, the grapes for this wine come from a vineyard in the village where the producer lives and work. In this case…it’s Pommard. This is no big-volume blend Bourgogne like you get from the negociant houses. No, you’ll swear that this is a little Pommard. And that’s how it should be!
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. And it is! This is an example of meticulous winemaking in a world-class parcel of vines.