Franck Follin-Arbelet is the first in his family history to make viticulture his profession. Having initially started by renting a parcel in Aloxe-Corton in 1990, he soon began buying his own sites and in 1993 purchased a selection of premier and grand cru sites such as Corton-Bressandes, Corton-Charlemagne and Romanee Saint Vivant. The Follin-Arbelet building was constructed in 1764 and is located in the heart of Aloxe-Corton. The domaine has the deepest cellars in the village, making them particularly cold and humid and therefore the perfect location for the production and ageing of wines.

Follin-Arbelet use organic farming techniques and harvest the grapes manually. This delicate approach is reciprocated in the maceration process, as each plot is vinified on its own in open oak vats and fermentation takes place naturally with indigenous yeasts. Depending on the vintage and the appellation from which the grapes are harvested, the ageing period can be anywhere from 16 to 20 months during which time several sessions of racking may occur. Although the white wines are fined before bottling, often filtration is not necessary which helps to preserve the richness and complexity of the domaine’s wines.

Available Wines

2019 Ad Vivum, Sleeping Lady Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville 3x75cl

£495/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: May 2024

2010 Alvaro Palacios, Ermita, Priorat DOC 6x75cl

£4,440/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Andremily, EABA, Santa Barbara County 12x75cl

£1,190/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2020 Antinori, Solaia, IGT 3x75cl

£810/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Apr 2024

2017 Antinori, Tignanello, IGT 6x75cl

£640/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2022 Antinori (Castello della Sala), Bramito del Cervo, IGT 6x75cl

£90/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: ImmediateETA to UK address: Jan 2024

2015 Antinori (Pian Vigne), Brunello di Montalcino 1x300cl

£134/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Ao Yun, Shangri-La 6x75cl

£1,072/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2018 Argiano, Brunello di Montalcino 6x75cl

£315/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Mar 2024

2014 Arnaud Ente, Meursault, Clos Ambres 1x75cl

£980/CaseDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate

2013 Arnaud Ente, Meursault 1x75cl

£550/CaseDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate

2017 Azelia, Barolo 1x75cl

£20/CaseDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate

2021 Ballot Millot, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru, Morgeot Tete de Clos 6x75cl

£485/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: ImmediateETA to UK address: Jan 2024

2017 Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Pauillac, The Rothschild Collection 6x75cl

Grapes partially sourced from the vineyards of Mouton, Clerc Milon and d’Armailhac. 62% Cabernet, 28% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. The nose opens on spice aromas accompanied by... blackcurrant and blackberry, then on airing with vanilla and mocha notes. After a rich and powerful attack with an attractive touch of vanilla, black fruit flavours come to the fore on the mid-palate. Underpinned by a fine tannic structure, leading into a finish which lingers on coffee notes, with highly elegant tannins. Decant for an hour and enjoy this Pauillac with a roast beef. 13% abv
£200/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2015 Barone Ricasoli, Casalferro, IGT 6x75cl

£195/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate