- Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2033
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2016
Deep purple colour, with a laser-like focus of raspberries and cherries. A sublime wine. It has a floral perfume and an intense central core of silky tannins. Huge class with extraordinarily persistent flavours.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Romanée Saint-Vivant Grand Cru has a very fragrant bouquet with small red cherries, crushed strawberry, crushed stone and a touch of rose petal—pure and utterly refined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, tensile and full of energy, a pleasant marine influence developing towards the finish and lending complexity and personality. Very long, very sensual, very Romanée-Saint-Vivant. This is a brilliant follow-up to the fabulous 2014. Drink Date 2021 - 2045
Burghound, January 2017,
This is both more elegant but also more restrained with its cool red cherry, sandalwood, tea and various floral scents. The lilting, silky and pure middle weight flavors possess a gorgeously refined mouth feel as the supporting tannins are dense but notably fine-grained on the beautifully focused, balanced and lingering finish. This will be approachable young but age quite well too. Don't miss! Drink 2030+
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.