Les Beaumonts or Les Beaux Monts .. both can be used and Vosne-Romanee Les Beaumonts is used on the excellent 1er cru from Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat.
Les Beaumonts is one of the younger wines in the Hudelot-Noëllat portfolio – with the wines being between 60 and 70 years old!
It’s not considered as one of the top end wines in the Hudelot-Noëllat portfolio, as the Richebourg, the Romanée Saint-Vivant, Aux Malconsort and Clos de Vougeot are considered more prominent. The Beaumonts is however a lovely wine in its own right – providing excellent drinking in my view.
So lets take a quick look at the Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, Vosne-Romanee Les Beaumonts…
Wine and people
The Hudelot family have been in Chambolle since before the Revolution yet the current Hudelot-Noëllat estate is somewhat younger.
Hudelot-Noëllat was founded in 1962 by Alain Hudelot, and the estate today has 10 hectares spread over 4 villages and 15 appellations.
Alain Hudelot was in 1963 married to Odile Noëllat 4 – the granddaughter of Charles Noëllat. Although his wife had a quite large heritage within the Charles Noëllat estate, it was going to take years before the heritage was released. All this is history now, and in the end Hudelot-Noëllat got it’s share when the rest of the Charles Noëllat was sold to Mme Bize-Leroy in 1988.
The Hudelot-Noëllat estate is now managed by his grandson, Charles van Canneyt, who took over in 2008 and has taken the quality to new levels.
While the estate is a bit more than 50 years old – inheritance and acquiring vineyards has brought both prominent and old vineyards to the estate.
So the vineyards are a mixture of Charles Noëllat heritage and vineyards acquired over the years.
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