- Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
- Pinot Noir
- 2017 - 2022
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2015
Ruby red, with gentle red fruit flavours, this is an attractive supple style with soft approachable tannins. A very enjoyable, forward-drinking Pinot.
Neal Martin, December 2015,
The 2014 Bourgogne Rouge, which was taken from tank after racking the previous week, appears to have a pretty, strawberry and blackcurrant-scented bouquet. The palate is well balanced with a fresh line of acidity, quite linear with a brisk finish. Enjoy this 2-3 years after bottling. Drink 2016-2018
Burghound, January 2016,
An exceptionally pretty nose is airy, fresh and high-toned thanks to the cherry and pomegranate scents. There is good detail and really lovely vibrancy to the lighter weight flavors that terminate in an utterly delicious finish that exhibits a touch of bitter cherry. Drink 2018+
Susie Barrie MW, January 2016,
Light, leafy, sappy and full of savoury character, once again this impressive producer has made a terrific entry level red.
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.