The Arnoux-Lachaux estate transitioned from Pascal Lachaux to his son, Charles, in 2012. The famed domaine continues to produce high-quality wines while experimenting with new techniques, such as whole-cluster fermentation, alternate canopy-management practices, and a vertical press rather than the traditional pneumatic press.
With 14.5 hectares planted to Pinot Noir, the vineyards are spread over some of the best sites throughout Vosne-Romanée and Nuits-Saint-Georges. The average vine age is 50 years, with the oldest vines, planted in 1921, producing extremely concentrated flavors. The wines are now made with up to 100% whole cluster and the amount of new oak has been reduced since 2012—up to 10% on Villages wines, 20% on Premier Cru, and a maximum of 30% for Grand Cru. Charles is also transitioning to biodynamic farming to further emphasize the terroir-driven characteristics of the wines.