Domaine Hudelot-Nöellat’s Charles van Canneyt is one of the rising stars of the Cotes de Nuits.
Just before the lockdown in France we were fortunate enough to meet with Charles in Beaune to taste the full line-up of wines to be released from his micro-négociant operation. Bearing his name, Charles hand-selects these wines, believing each to be the best depiction of their terroir.
Our pick of his wines in 2019 was the Chambertin-Clos de Bèze. A wine with great dynamics and true typicity of this legendary Grand Cru, it finely balances power and elegance. With just one barrel produced, we are delighted to be able to offer this rare find via a direct allocation from Charles van Canneyt.
Other cuvées from Charles van Canneyt – including his Chambertin – are available: please contact your Account Manager to find out more.
“Dark berry fruits are interlaced with sweet vanilla and smoky charred embers, no doubt from the new oak, that for the moment prevails over the compact concentration of fruit that lurks beneath. The palate is defined by an exceptional level of detail, with incredibly fine tannin structure producing a wine of real depth and elegance. There is real dynamism in the palate too, an energy and a sort of focused power. The fruit is wonderfully ripe, sweet red cherry, blackberry fruit and some gummy blackberry – without veering to jammy or cooked fruit. The alcohol is well integrated, and the high-quality oak adds another layer of sweet spice to the complex palate. It finishes super fresh and sustained. Drink from 2030 onwards.”