- Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2035
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2015
An absolute joy to taste showing why this is such a sought after Grand Cru. This is a delicious blend of raspberries and loganberries. Tremendously poised and elegant with a subtle drive of fine tannins. Superbly complete, the flavours linger in the palate for a very long time indeed.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
I knew that the 2014 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru would be great when I tasted it from barrel last year...but not this great. It has a wonderful, tensile bouquet that just seems to sparkle. The fruit is so crystalline and laden with energy and mineralité that you almost have to sit down! The palate is surfeit with energy, the fruit perhaps a little darker than in barrel with white pepper, spices towards the almost Richebourg-like finish. Tasting them side-by-side, I would err for this over the Richebourg - it is a magnificent wine from Charles van Canneyt.
Neal Martin, December 2015,
Burghound, January 2017,
An overtly spicy and appealingly layered nose groups together a broad range of spice elements with notes of red and dark berry, floral, plum and herbal tea, all of which is trimmed in noticeable if not intrusive wood. The vibrant and beautifully textured middle weight flavors possess a silky mid-palate mouth feel, all wrapped in a delicious, focused and lingering finish that exhibits a hint of pit fruit bitterness. This is also firm and slightly austere but the tannins are better integrated. Drink 2026+
Burghound, January 2016,
An overtly spicy and appealingly layered nose groups together a broad range of spice elements with notes of red and dark berry, floral, plum and exotic Asian-style tea. The vibrant and beautifully textured middle weight flavors possess a silky mid-palate mouth feel, all wrapped in a delicious, focused and lingering finish that exhibits a hint of pit fruit bitterness. Drink 2026+
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.
Romanée-St-Vivant, which takes its name from the monastery of St-Vivant founded in c. 900, is a Grand Cru vineyard in Vosne-Romanée on the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy. It is the largest of Vosne-Romanée's six Grands Crus and produces red wine only. The vineyard is located on the slope to the north of the town of Vosne-Romanée and is the nearest vineyard to this village. Romanée-Saint-Vivant's soils are deep and rich in clay and lime, which means the wines of Romanée-St-Vivant are usually lighter and less powerful than its neighbours'. Domaine de la Romanée Conti is the largest proprietor, owning over half of the area's 9.5 ha.