I had the pleasure of tasting some of the 2016s from Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat already in March 2017, but the October tasting was my first full tasting at this prominent estate.
Charles Van Canneyt have raised the quality over the years, and in 2015 and 2016 I really feel that he has taken another step up the quality ladder so to speak.
The wines are now more precise and detailed and the intensity of the recent vintages also suits the style of the estate – in my view bringing both weight and focus on the mid-palate.
The 2016 vintage at Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat
Charles Van Canneyt explained that they lost 30% compared to a normal harvest – a loss that is quite moderate compared to other growers in Chambolle-Musigny!
Yes – Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat is actually registered as being located in Chambolle-Musigny, despite that the majority of the vineyards are in Vosne-Romanée and the estate buildings er located in the village of Vougeot – although in the Chambolle end of Vougeot.
The harvest in 2016 began on September 24th, and while there were some loss of harvest due to the frost – the two top wines – the Romanée Saint-Vivant and the Richebourg escaped un-damaged by the frost. The Clos de Vougeot and the Chambolle-Musigny wines did however suffer from the April frost quantity wise.
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