This was in the ‘post’ today. Lots of speculation about Jacques’ destination – some say Morey St.Denis 😉
Change of Technical Director at Domaine de l’Arlot: a smooth transition
After three very successful years at Domaine de l’Arlot during which he has contributed a great deal to the life of the property, Jacques Devauges has received a proposition to take charge of a another major vineyard in Burgundy which he felt he could not refuse. He will take up his new responsibilities in January 2015.
We are happy to announce the arrival of our new Technical Director, Géraldine Godot, who will be joining us at the beginning of September. This means that there will be a very smooth transition between Jacques and Géraldine as they will be able to work together until the end of the year, including the crucial harvesting and vinification period.
Géraldine Godot is originally from Burgundy, where she was educated and has spent much of her career. She graduated from Institut Jules Guyot in Dijon with a Master’s degree in Cellular Biology and Oenology and currently occupies the position of Manager and Oenologist with the Alex Gambal estate in Beaune. She has also had the opportunity to practice her English and Spanish during a stay in Chile at the Bodega Las Niñas. In addition to her technical missions, Géraldine will act as the Domaine’s representative in France and abroad as well as on site at the property.
“Jacques participated fully with me and Daniel LLose in the search and recruitment of his successor and I am happy to report that we were all unanimous in our decision that Géraldine Godot was the right person to take on the management of Domaine de l’Arlot. I particularly appreciate the fact that Jacques insisted on staying with us to the end of the year in order to ensure a smooth handover. I thank him for all he has done for us and wish him every success in his future career”, says Christian Seely, Managing Director of AXA Millésimes, owner of Domaine de l’Arlot since 1987.
Domaine de l’Arlot, situated in the Côte de Nuits winegrowing area, comprises notably two Nuits Saint-Georges 1er cru Monopoles vineyards: Clos de l’Arlot and Clos des Forêts Saint-Georges. Overall the vineyard covers 15 hectares of which 1.9 hectares are planted to Chardonnay, producing an exceptional white wine (Clos de l’Arlot) and 2.1 hectares planted to Pinot Noir. Clos des Forêts Saint-Georges covers 7.2 hectares planted entirely to Pinot Noir. Domaine de l’Arlot also owns 0.25 hectares of Romanée Saint-Vivant Grand Cru and 0.85 hectares of Vosne-Romanée, 1er Cru Les Suchots.
24 June 2014