Founded in 1962 by Alain Hudelot and based in Chambolle-Musigny, Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat is today run by Alain’s grandson Charles van Canneyt and has become one of the region’s most respected estates.
Since Charles took over from his grandfather in 2008, there have been vast improvements at the domaine. The young winemaker has re-focused the estate, gradually replacing all the equipment and reducing extraction to honour each terroir. With praise from critics and the trade, the domaine – and Charles – is now one of the region’s rising stars.
The estate covers 10 hectares, spread over four villages and 15 appellations, including holdings in the Grands Crus of Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant and Clos de Vougeot. It also has vines in some of the most exciting Premiers Crus in Vosne-Romanée, including Aux Malconsorts, Les Suchots and Les Beaux Monts. The domaine produces almost exclusively red wines apart from a village Meursault made with fruit from a 0.5-hectare plot purchased in 2017, one half of the Clos des Ecoles (the other half of which used to be farmed by Coche-Dury).
Their Bourgogne Rouge represents around a third of production (typically over 20,000 bottles); a standard-bearer for the domaine, it tends to over-deliver on quality.