Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat dates back to 1964, when Odile Noellat and Alain Hudelot married and inherited quite the portfolio of fine Burgundy plots, including a 5 ha parcel of Vosne- Romanée.
Nowadays, the domaine’s portfolio traverses all of Burgundy’s glittering appellations, including Richebourg, Romanée st Vivant, Vosne Romanée les Malconsorts, Les Beaumonts and Les Suchots. The vines are old, dating as far back as 1920. Planted with fine clones across the entire vineyard, winemaking is traditional and selection precise, with fermentation taking place in concrete vats.
Presided over by Alain Hudelot-Noëllat until 2007, when his grandson, Charles van Canneyt took over the domaine. Charles’s philosophy is to create wines that exude charm, a sense of depth, purity and finesse.
Romanée-St-Vivant is a great Grand Cru in the commune of Vosne-Romanée, taking its name from the monastery of St-Vivant founded at Vergy in the 10th Century. The vineyard are is quite large for this part of Vosne, just under 9.5ha, and is further fown the sloper with richer deeper soils than those of Richebourg and "the Romanées." The wines are excellent, typical Vosnes, silky and svelte with the richness and gravitas of a Grand Cru, though never reaching the mark of either of "the Romanées" or La Tâche. The best examples, however, can come close if not surpass some versions of Richebourg. The vineyard area is dominated by Domaine de la Romanée-Conti who is the largest owner with 5.3 ha, the next largest owners being Domaine Leroy and Louis latour's Domaine de Corton Grancey. Other fine examples are also made by Follin Arbelet, Sylvain Cathiard, Dujac and Robert Arnoux..