Located on the southern side of Romanee-Conti and situated on lower slopes, Romanée-St-Vivant had not been as famous as its neighbors Romanée-Conti, La Romanée, La Tache and Richebourg, but the owners have been carefully cultivating the land and hence qualities have shown vast improvements over the years and is now producing some of the lightest, most delicate and aromatic Grand Cru from Vosne-Romanée, and is considered a serious rival of Richebourg and sometimes even outperforms its masculine neighbor!
One of the more well-known producers of Romanée-St-Vivant is Domaine Follin-Arbelet, thanks to the Japanese wine-themed comic "Drops of God" that featured their Romanée-St-Vivant 1999, with very good reason. The owner, Franck Follin-Arbelet, grew up in Burgundy's Côte d’Or and while he was always attracted to viticulture, his family’s vines were all rented out and they did not make their own wine. In 1993, due to his interest and expertise in soil, he decided to set up his own estate and together with his wife, Christine, who comes from the Latour family, produces one village wine, four premier crus, and four grand crus including Romanée-St-Vivant in which their plot is situated nearby Domaine de la Romanee Conti's. They take on a traditional winemaking approach - fermenting in open-top wooden vats, using only indigenous yeasts, and the wines are bottled in unfined and unfiltered to create pure and intense wines. And, despite the great quality that they offer, Follin-Arbelet's Romanee-St-Vivant is relatively more accessible price-wise than their counterparts such as Romanée-Conti, Leroy and Sylvain Cathiard and thus is worthy of any Burgundy lover's consideration.
Today we are excited to offer a small parcel of their famed Romanee-St-Vivant Grand Cru from one of the top Burgundy vintages 2005 at a special price of just HK$3,890 per bottle and which is at the Best Price in the World^. Scored 93 points by Wine Spectator which commented that this is "elegant" and with a "mineral note from midpalate through to the finish". This is not one to pass up on -
Follin-Arbelet Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru 2005
HK$3,990 per bottle (Best Price in the World^)
Special Offer: HK$3,890 per bottle (Valid until 8th September 2021)
12 bottles available, Arrives next week
93pts Wine Spectator
Floral, with violet and rose aromas, followed by red cherry and strawberry flavors. This is elegant, with an underlying intensity, picking up a mineral note from midpalate through to the finish.
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