Domaine de l'Arlot is located just south of Nuits St. Georges. The Domaine is co-owned by Jean-Pierre De Smet, who spent about eight years alongside Jacques Seysses of Domaine Dujac before taking over at Arlot in 1986, and Lise Judet. The oldest vines are about 50 years old, with the average age around 25. Since 2002 the Domaine has practiced 100% organic farming.
The Nuits St. George AC is made from the young Clos des Foręts vines, producing about 3,000 bottles.
The wines of Domaine de L'Arlot are aged in about one third new wood from the Allier forest and are bottled after 16-18 months for the premier crus, 14-15 months for the village wines.
In 2007, management of the Domaine was handed over to Olivier Leriche who is faithful to the pure and elegant style that Domaine de L’Arlot has built its reputation on.
“La Gerbotte” is the name of the clos within the Arlot Cru where Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are grown. A racy wine with good acidity, the rare Blanc Nuits St. Georges is somewhat lighter than many other white Burgundies. It has tropical fruit and exotic aromas, structured with a richness that is due in part to the small percentage (5%) of old Pinot Gris vines interspersed in the Clos de l’Arlot vineyard.