The style at Arnoux is for full, rich and deeply-coloured wines that are built to last but are also accessible in their youth. Pascal is not afraid to use new oak and this can mean that the wines need to be given time to fully integrate and knit together in bottle before displaying their full potential.
Pascal Lachaux has taken the Domaine to new heights of quality and acclaim and is now handing over the reins to his eldest son Charles, part of the new generation of young winemakers who are assuming control of some of the finest addresses of the Côte D’Or.
Over the last couple of vintages, Charles and Pascal have introduced more freshness and vitality to the wines which perfectly complements and lifts the classic Vosne-Romanée richness and weight. There is genuine excitement in Burgundy as these stars shine ever brighter and we strongly suggest that you get on board while you can.
Big advances have certainly been made at this Domaine, particularly since 2005 when a new cuverie was completed, giving the tools to work with greater precision, something which is particularly seen in the more naturally austere sites such as the Nuits St Georges premier crus.
This, combined with some of the most rigorous vineyard work anywhere in the Côte, plus the subtle changes in vinification style that Charles has brought in with Pascal's full support, makes for a Domaine which is continuing to advance. Today it provides some of Burgundy's most important reference points.