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Domaine Arlaud is a reference point for natural Burgundy wines. Preserving the health and character of their vineyards is of utmost importance to this generations-deep biodynamic winemaking clan. Today the Arlauds stand side-by-side with Burgundy’s most respected names. The estate holds both organic and biodynamic certifications, the very first to do so in Morey-Saint-Denis.
The family’s vines here border grand cru Bonnes Mares (premier cru ‘Ruchots’ also touches on the Morey side). Soils mostly limestone, with a high percentage of clay.
Aromas of cherries, spices, orange zest and peonies preface the 2021 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers, a medium-bodied, satiny and perfumed wine built around melting tannins and concluding with a saline finish.