- Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
- Pinot Noir
- 2015 - 2019
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Goedhuis, January 2014
From 18 different vineyard parcels around the appellation of Chambolle, this is a lovely accessible style, full of brightly fresh red cherry fruits. Round, crisp, forward and beautifully representative Pinot flavours.
Neal Martin, December 2013,
The 2012 Bourgogne Rouge comes from a scattering of 18 parcels all around Chambolle-Musigny. It has a clean, fresh, quite floral bouquet with lovely red berry fruit. The palate is clean and fresh with pointed acidity and a crisp and slightly tart, raspberry finish. Fine.
Burghound, January 2014,
A super fresh and admirably pure nose of essence of red berries leads to energetic, detailed and lilting light weight flavors that possess equally good purity of expression on the delicious and punchy finish. This is built for nearterm drinking. Drink 2014+
Jancis Robinson, January 2014,
Lightly smoky, crunchy red fruit and charming grip. Pretty simple, but has good density at its core, and might well evolve interestingly, bearing in mind the excellence of their higher appellations. Drink 2014-2019
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.
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.