Domaine Follin-Arbelet gained greater popularity after being featured in the Japanese wine-themed comic "Drops of God" for 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.
Their Romanee-St-Vivant 2005 was scored 93 points by Wine Spectator which commented that this is "elegant" and with a "mineral note from midpalate through to the finish" -
HK$3,990 per bottle (Best Price in the World^)
Special Offer: HK$3,890 per bottle (Valid until 24th September 2021)
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.
Apart from the 2005, we are also able to offer the Romanee-St-Vivant from the 2011 vintage at HK$2,700 per bottle with an ETA of 3-4 weeks -
Follin-Arbelet Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru 2011
Special Offer: HK$2,700 per bottle (Valid until 24th September 2021)
92pts Tim Atkin
Delivery is free-of-charge for single purchases above HK$3,000 or 6 bottles (or accumulated amount at time of delivery); otherwise, a standard delivery fee of HK$80 applies.
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