Charles van Canneyt assumed control of this 12-hectare estate from his grandfather, Alain Hudelot, in 2008. It extends from Nuits to Chambolle, but its heart is in Vosne, with holdings in some of the top 1ers and grands crus. He converted to organic practice in 2019. The wines are very much at the delicate end of the spectrum: pure and fine but with great staying power.
Last year Charles said, ‘I have never seen such good vintages as 2018 and 2019.’ He now has to add 2020 to the list, and currently prefers it to 2019: ‘2020 has more energy, it is brighter, more Burgundian, and has less alcohol.’ It is a beautifully transparent vintage with perfect typicity. Deciding on the harvest date was a tightrope act: achieve phenolic maturity, with ripe skins and brown pips, while preventing the amount of sugar in the juice from getting too high. He chose 27th August, and with a large team finished three days later. The grapes were cold-soaked for a week, and handled very gently during fermentation, with almost no punching down. The result is a collection of superbly fresh wines with perfect typicity. And modest alcohol levels, never exceeding 13.5%.