2018 Bourgogne, Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Maxime Cheurlin Noëllat, Burgundy

2018 Bourgogne, Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Maxime Cheurlin Noëllat, Burgundy

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2018 Bourgogne, Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Maxime Cheurlin Noëllat, Burgundy

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Domaine Georges Noëllat

Domaine Georges Noëllat

Domaine Georges Noëllat, nestled in the heart of Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy, carries a rich history. Georges Noëllat, the nephew of Charles Noëllat, once owned one of Vosne’s most esteemed domaines. Over time, the domaine’s influence extended to Domaines Jean-Jacques Confuron and Hudelot Noëllat, and it even formed the majority of Domaine Leroy. In 2010, the reins passed to Maxime Cheurlin, a young winemaker with a passion for tradition and innovation.

The 5.5-hectare estate encompasses profound terroirs in Vosne-Romanée and northern Nuits-Saint Georges. Maxime inherited ancient vines, their roots deeply embedded in the Burgundian soil. His viticultural approach follows lutte raisonnée, where treatments are judiciously applied only when necessary. These old vines demand special care, and Maxime ensures their preservation.

Maxime’s winemaking philosophy centres on elegance and purity. Grapes are meticulously hand-harvested, often 100% de-stemmed (with occasional whole-cluster inclusion), and cool macerated. The choice of new oak varies, tailored to each appellation and vintage. Ageing occurs over 14 to 20 months, and the wines are typically bottled without fining or filtration.

Wine critics recognise the finesse of Domaine Georges Noëllat’s Pinot Noir. Allen Meadows (Burghound) describes them as “delicate” yet beautifully balanced, reflecting their underlying terroirs. Neal Martin (Vinous) acknowledges the immense potential of Maxime’s winemaking.

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Bourgogne Rouge

Bourgogne Rouge

Bourgogne Rouge is the term used to apply to red wines from Burgundy that fall under the generic Bourgogne AOC, which can be produced by over 350 individual villages across the region. As with Bourgogne Blanc and Bourgogne Rosé, this is a very general appellation and thus is hard to pinpoint any specific characteristics of the wine as a whole, due to the huge variety of wines produced.

Around 4,600 acres of land across Burgundy are used to produce Bourgogne Rouge, which is around twice as much as is dedicated towards the production of generic whites.

Pinot Noir is the primary grape used in Bourgogne Rouge production, although Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and in Yonne, César grapes are all also permitted to make up the rest of the wine. These wines tend to be focused and acidic, with the fruit less cloying than in some New World wines also made from Pinot Noir, and they develop more floral notes as they age.

Although an entry-level wine, some Bourgogne Rouges can be exquisite depending on the area and producer, and yet at a very affordable price.

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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