Domaine Georges Noëllat

Where to begin with Maxime, who is fast become something of a legend in the short space of time since he moved from the family home in Champagne to the heart of Vosne-Romanée. He went there to take over from his grandmother in 2010 when he was just 19 and we bought everything we could of that first vintage. Those were the days! Since then his wines have become some of the most sought after in the Côte de Nuits, becoming incredibly inflationary on the secondary market in the process. The domaine has some fantastic vineyards, with some plots over 100 years old. His grandmother used to sell off a good deal of the fruit she produced but Maxime immediately kept everything and in the last couple of years he has expanded dramatically the number of wines in the range, through some purchases, some contracts to buy fruit and some long term agreements to buy vineyards, from which he gets the fruit in the meantime. Admittedly 2016 was a small crop due to frost but that only slightly exaggerates the growth demonstrated by the fact that in 2016 he nevertheless made 120 barrels of wine and in 2017 he will make 300! Which is great news. Stylistically the wines are gorgeously hedonistic, yet in each vintage he seems to create more focus and bite to complement the natural intensity of the fruit. Serious stuff.

Winemaker: Maxime Cheurlin

Hectares: 5.5 hectares

Nuits St GeorgesVosne-Romanée (1.14 ha), Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts(1.2 ha), Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts(0.45 ha), Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes (0.47 ha), Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts (0.23 ha), Grands Echezeaux (0.4 ha)



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