Charles van Canneyt is the young
vigneron at the helm of Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat. Looking to increase
production, he started a négoce label under his own name in 2012, expanding
the operation in 2013.
The operation is a collaboration, working with the
support of Johan Björklund, an ex-wine merchant who today runs the boutique and
hugely respected Hôtel de Beaune.
There is no doubt that Charles is an extremely talented winemaker,
as well as being incredibly well-connected – his contacts throughout the Côte
d’Or giving him access to some of the most desirable vineyards in the region
for his négociant business.
The wines are made in tiny volumes and therefore tend to
escape the notice of critics, however the quality is as you’d expect from the
winemaker of Hudelot-Noëllat. Depending on access and availability, Charles
releases around 10 cuvées a year, typically red wines from the Côte de Nuits,
although in 2019 he also released two Chablis Grands Crus.