Arnoux-Lachaux 2018s – daring delicacy

Florence Arnoux and Charles Lachaux

A range of fresh, delicate and terroir-transparent wines are given the red-carpet treatment. See the introduction to Arnoux-Lachaux – a bright new star for further background on this domaine, particularly the work they are doing in the vineyard, as explained to me by Charles Lachaux at a tasting of their 2017 vintage in London last year.

My picture shows mother and son Florence Arnaux and Charles Lachaux in the Thameside tasting room of Corney & Barrow, their exclusive UK importers, during their presentation of the 2018 vintage. The two now run the domaine together. According to Charles, Florence is in...