- Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2035
- Case size
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Goedhuis, November 2009
Alain's Richebourg is slightly less brooding than his Romanée St Vivant delivering a beautifullyfeminine feel with its sweet crunchy cherry and red currant. This has the lines and finesse of a ballet dancer. Beautiful.
Burghound, January 2010,
A distinctly floral suffused nose that speaks of a mix of wild red berry fruit aromas nuanced by exotic spice notes that continue onto the powerful, intense, focused and driving broad-shouldered flavors brimming with dry extract and outstanding length. There isn't really much to separate this from the RSV except that the tannins of the Riche do not appear to be quite as well integrated, at least not yet.
Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
The Hudelots are an ancient Burgundian family whose ancestry can be traced back to Chambolle since before the French Revolution. Needless to say, wine has been in their blood for almost as long. Alain Huedlot began his wine career in 1954 working for his father and other local growers. At the ripe young age of 20, he started renting vineyards from his family in Chambolle Musigny until eventually receiving other small parcels from his father. Following a passionate and whirlwind romance with the granddaughter of Charles Noellat, he married despite protests from her family. This controversial union ensured additional vineyards despite a harrying and lengthy legal battle. Today the domaine owns a total of 10 well-situated hectares, which are split over 5 communes. Alain Hudelot’s grandson Charles Van Canneyt is a man on a mission. Having arrived at the domaine from Champagne only six years ago, he is already considered one of the brightest young talents in the region. These wines are wonderful examples of traditionally styled Burgundy - superbly pure and focused with an undeniable sense of terroir.
Richebourg is one of the six Grand Cru vineyards in Vosne Romanée consisting of 8ha which is shared between 10 producers including Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noellat and Domaine Meo-Camuzet. Richebourg is based mainly on limestone deposits with some clay making the wines robust and voluptuous with a long life expectancy