- Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noëllat
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2030
- Case size
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Goedhuis, December 2017
Made from a single parcel in the lieu dit Basses Maizières, which lies on the flat just below Les Suchots, towards the border with Vougeot. Like Charles’s Chambolle village wine, this also has a crunchy red fruit palate, but with slightly more integration between the fruit and structure at this early stage.
Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Vosne Romanee Villages was more backward on the nose compared to the Chambolle-Musigny, though it opens with aeration and evolves a pleasing pastille-like purity. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red cherry and strawberry fruit, touches of blood orange with a precise finish. Good potential here, crisp and direct. Drink 2020-2030
Burghound, January 2018,
A pretty and softly spicy array is composed mainly by plum and dark cherry scents. There is good energy and freshness to the well-delineated middle weight flavors that possess a succulent mid-palate while offering reasonably good complexity on the persistent finish. A quality Vosne villages. Drink: 2022+
Stephen Tanzer, January 2018,
Bright medium red. Aromas of blackberry, licorice and crushed rock. Showing limited easy sweetness and flesh but captivating inner-mouth floral perfume and definition to its juicy flavors of dark berries and bitter chocolate. A pungent note of blood orange adds lift. A bit lean and tight in the early going--perhaps slightly hardened by the CO2 today--finishing with a firm dusting of tannins and noteworthy persistence.
Decanter, January 2018,
From the lieu-dit of Bas Mazières, this village wine reveals aromas of dark fruit, game bird and a subtle framing of new oak, followed by a full-bodied, juicy and open-knit palate with a touch of tannic chew on the back end. This suggests either less complete ripeness or some unintegrated barrel tannin, vis-à-vis the suave Chambolle village wine. Drink 2022-2035
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.
The vineyards of the modest village of Vosne Romanée are arguably the most sought after in the Côte d'Or. It is host to excellent Village and Premier Cru wines, but it is its most famous Grand Crusthat truly stand out: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux, Romanée St. Vivant and La Romanée as well as Cros Parentoux, a Premier Cru vineyard which attracts Grand Cru attention (and prices). Vosne-Romanée can be remarkably robust and powerful, yet be charming and fleshy giving it one of the most diverse styles of the region.