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The second wine is the Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots from Hudelot-Noëllat a rather unique Les Suchots, as the vines are very old indeed. The vines were planted in 1920 so very close to 100 years.
Les Suchots is one of the top end wines in the Hudelot-Noëllat portfolio, although the Richebourg, the Romanée Saint-Vivant, Aux Malconsort and Clos de Vougeot are considered more prominent and as such better.
The Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots does however have a quite special place in the portfolio – so lets take a closer look at the plot and the historical background.
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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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