Among the big Grand Crus in Vosne-Romanee, Romanee-Saint-Vivant is located in the southern side of Romanee-Conti and covers 9 hectares in Vosne-Romanee, situated on lower slopes. While it might not be as famous as its neighbors Romanee-Conti, La Romanee, La Tache and Richebourg, the owners have been carefully cultivating the land and hence qualities have shown vast improvements over the years and have now become a serious rival of Richebourg, and sometimes even outperforms its masculine neighbor. Grapes from this vineyard produce the lightest, most delicate and aromatic Grand Cru from Vosne-Romanee.
Domaine Follin-Arbelet is one of the producers of Romanee-St-Vivant. 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. He gravitated towards Geology which gave him an expertise in soil. In 1993, he started his own estate in Aloxe-Corton and together with his wife, Christine, who comes from the well-known Latour family, produces one village wine, four premier crus, and four grand crus in Aloxe-Corton (their hometown), Pernand-Vergelesses, and Vosne-Romanée which includes Romanee-St-Vivant, situated in Clos des Quatre Journaux, not far away from Domaine de la Romanee Conti's plot. 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 the pure and intense wines they are known for. Their Romanee-St-Vivant 1999 was once featured in the highly influential Japanese wine manga <Drops of God> -
Today we are pleased to offer Follin-Arbelet Romanee-St-Vivant 2006. Scored higher than that of Domaine de la Romanee Conti by Jancis Robinson but priced at a huge fraction of DRC -
Domaine Follin-Arbelet Romanee St Vivant Grand Cru 2006
HK$1,950 per bottle
18 pts Jancis Robinson
Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St Vivant Grand Cru 2006
HK$18,781^ per bottle
17.5 pts Jancis Robinson
With the previous 2006 & 2007 offers having sold out quickly, we expect this to go fast so do let us know as soon as you can if you want to secure this beauty -
Domaine Follin-Arbelet Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru 2006
HK$1,888 per bottle
Only 6 bottles available, ETA 3 weeks
18 out of 20 pts Jancis Robinson
Black colour. Molten brown sugar character and then very juicy fruit. Very seductive indeed even if not for purists. Sinewy and positive tannins. Not nearly ready but beautifully constructed.
Subject to final confirmation. ETA 3 weeks.
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.
If you would like to receive these offers in your mailbox, subscribe to us today: www.burgundycave.com/newsletter-subscription
New subscribers can enjoy a HK$100 discount on their first order upon spending HK$3,000.
^Average price listed on Wine-searcher.com