Domaine Hudelot-Noellat Meursault Clos des Ecoles 2020
- Burgundy,Cote de Nuits
- BH91, WA89
There is a whiff of honeysuckle to the ripe white fleshed fruit, roasted nut and discreet hints of passion fruit. The attractively vibrant and textured medium weight flavors possess solid density and fine depth on the sneaky long finish. This well-made effort is really quite good plus it should drink well early on. Drink: 2024+ - BH89~91
Notes of pear, orange oil, freshly baked bread and hazelnuts introduce the 2020 Meursault Clos des Ecoles, a medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny wine that's bright and precise, with a fine-boned, delicate profile this year. Drink:2021~2035 - WA89
Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat is a Burgundy producer of high-quality Pinot Noir from prestigious sites in the Côte de Nuits. The domaine was founded in Vougeot by Alain Hudelot in 1962, although the Hudelot family can trace its history in Burgundy back to before the French Revolution. Hudelot married Odile Noëllat in the 1970s, which increased the domaine's holdings; the Noëllat family had its own significant history in Burgundy. In 2008 Alain retired and his grandson, Charles van Canneyt, took over running the estate.
The domaine has roughly 10 hectares (24 acres) of vineyards with plots in four villages and in 15 different designated sites. The highest tier of Pinot Noir comes from the grand cru vineyards Richbourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant and Clos de Vougeot. Hudelot-Noëllatt has a reputation for high vine ages, which it maintains through methodical replanting. The average age is more than 50 years, with several vineyard plantings dating back to 1920, including parcels in Romanée-Saint-Vivant. The domaine makes a Bourgogne Aligoté along with its numerous premier cru and villages-level Pinot Noir.- Information by Wine Searcher