Arnoux-Lachaux

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux originates from the old Domaine Robert Arnoux estate which has a history that goes back approximately 150 years. In 1987, Pascal Lachaux, son-in-law of Robert Arnoux, together worked side-by-side for more than ten years. Under Pascal’s stewardship in the nineties, he helped change the reputation of Domaine Robert Arnoux. They were using more new oak for ageing, destemming grapes 100%, working with the soil, and pruning for lower yields. When Robert passed away in 1995, Pascal took over the estate and in 2007 the name was changed to Domain Arnoux-Lachaux. Today, the domain covers 14.5 hectares and 15 appellations, with some of the best and most expensive vineyards located in Nuits Saint Georges, Vosne Romanée, Chambolle Musigny, and Romanée Saint Vivant. In 2011, Charles Lachaux, son of Pascal Lachaux, joined his father at the domaine. His approach to wine making is primarily empirical, rather than a strictly scientific one. Taking mentorship from Lalou Bize Leroy, Charles allows the vines to grow taller and does not mechanically hedge them. He does all the trimming in the vineyard and the first ploughing under the vine by hand. His vision is to work more simply, with fewer machines. Currently, Charles uses less new oak, less extraction, and a high percentage of whole cluster grapes in the wines. Charles truly believes that it his job to push further and to find a way to make better wine, beyond what is imaginable. The following wines are offered in Ontario: Bourgogne Pinot Fin Chambolle Musginy Nuits Saint Georges Nuits Saint Georges les Poisets Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Proces Nuits Saint Georges 1er cru Clos des Corvees Pagets Vosne Romanee Vosne-Romanee Les Hautes Maizières Vosne Romanee 1er cru les Chaumes Vosne Romanee 1er cru les Suchots Vosne Romanee 1er cru les Reignots Echezeaux Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Romanee Saint Vivant Grand Cru