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.
‘I have never seen such good vintages as 2018 and 2019.’ said Charles. Deciding on the harvest date was a tightrope act: achieve phenolic maturity, with ripe skins and brown pips, without letting the amount of sugar in the juice from getting too high. He chose 16th September, just after a spell of rain, which lent the wines added freshness. He paid particular attention to the extraction, and did not punch down the cap, preferring instead the gentler process of pumping the must over it. Whole bunches are no longer used, as he feels they leech too much acidity. These are sensationally pure and elegant but quantities are down, sometimes by over 50%.