In my view Romaée Saint-Vivant is one of the most sensual and enchanting of the Grand crus. The perfumed refinement of a great RSV is almost unmatched aside from the two monopoles just above Romanée Saint-Vivant.
Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat is making a outstanding RSV – perhaps not quite rivalling DRC, Leroy and Cathiard – but with the excellent work done by Charles Van Canneyt it’s certainly up there with the top end producers, and while not exactly cheap (none of the Vosne Grand Crus are) – it’s still possible to acquire without being a multi-millionaire.
I had the opportunity to taste the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Romanée Saint-Vivant at the estate in March and this inspired me to make a terroir insight about this wine.
It’s an outstanding wine in all three vintages – and furthermore the location and history of the plot and vines indicate that the potential here is excellent.
Current ownership overview for Romanee Saint-Vivant
Let’s start by looking at the current ownership structure of Romanee Saint-Vivant – last changed in 2005 when Dujac (Wilfred Jaeger) acquired the plot from the Thomas Moillard estate.:
- Domaine de la Romanee Conti – 5,28 ha
- Leroy – 0,99 ha
- Louis Latour – 0,80 ha
- Jean-Jacques Confuron – 0,50 ha
- The Poisot Family – 0.50 ha
- Hudelot-Noellat – 0,48 ha
- Robert Arnoux – 0,35 ha
- de l’Arlot (owned by Axa) – 0.25 ha
- Sylvain Cathiard – 0,17 ha
- Domaine Dujac (Owned by Wilfred Jaeger) – 0,17 ha
The Hudelot-Noellat plot on Romanée Saint-Vivant
Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat owns 0.4777 ha and is the sixth largest owner of Romanee Saint-Vivant. The holdings include two cadastre plots located in the northern part of Romanee Saint-Vivant – between the large holdings of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and the almost equally large plot of Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron – see map below.
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