It’s always delightful to visit Domaine Sirugue or Domaine Michel Noëllat, as I get to taste the wines from Arnaud et Sophie (Sirugue and Noëllat) at the same time.
This year the tasting was held at Domaine Michel Noëllat ,where Sophie served the wines with her next son on the way!
I will present only the Arnaud et Sophie wines in this article; they deserve their own attention and recognition.
Please note that Domaine Sirugue is being divided among the children of the two families. Domaine A et S will oversee the domaine’s business for the first five years, and after that the other part of the family will take over its share of the vineyards. More about this later.
Sophie Noëllat and Arnaud Sirugue
Sophie and Arnaud come from two Vosne-Romanée estates – Michel Noëllat and Robert Sirugue – and their joint effort represents the future of Vosne to me.
They got their start in 2016 with one wine: a very interesting Vosne village from Les Barreaux, a parcel which adjoins Cros Parantoux and Les Petits Monts – an excellent location (see below).
They also produced a quite sexy, traditionally made rosé – produced Provencal-style by bleeding off juice from red grapes (saignée) – and sold it under both the Arnaud et Sophie label and the Sirugue brand.
With their 2018s, they introduced a Meursault Grands Charrons and a Gevrey-Chambertin En Champs, expanding the portfolio even further.
The Vosne village plot on the edge of Cros Parantoux
Arnaud and Sophie’s Vosne village comes from an exciting parcel which is worth dwelling on a bit, as it gives a near-Parantoux experience (so to speak). Not many know this vineyard, so here’s a look at the top of Vosne-Romanée.
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