Better known as the man behind the much-revered Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat
, Charles Van Canneyt
is one of the biggest rising stars from Burgundy in recent years. Taking over the reigns from this grandfather Alain Hudelot-Noëllat in 2008, he has since attracted great acclaim from critics complemented by high scores. Whilst he followed in the family philosophy of "letting the terroir speak", he made minor improvements by cutting yields, and being more judicious in his use of oak. This, along with his great holdings throughout Burgundy (including simultaneously owning both Richebourg and Romanee St Vivant) has helped quickly propel the young vigneron into newfound stardom.
This negociant label was born in 2012 out of the vision to make a wine that belongs to himself. "They’re two completely different things. At the domaine , it’s family, I work for my grandparents. This [the negociant label], is something [very personal] for me" Canneyt explains. If you are a lover of the domaine, you can expect the same dedication and philosophy of minimal intervention put into making terroir-driven negociant wines too.