Charles Van Canneyt
Charles Van Canneyt is the young winemaker in charge of Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat. A post he earned in 2008 from his grandfather Alain Hudelot who was in charge of the domaine for over 30 years.
The improvement in the wine quality, and vineyard management lead Charles to be quickly recognized by the specialized critic, and consumers as one of the most talented winemakers in Burgundy's new generation.
Following an unprecedented demand on his wines, Charles felt the need to look for ways to increase production.
However with the increase in the value of land price in Burgundy in recent years, acquiring more land wasn’t a feasible option for him.
Finally in 2012 following his goals, Charles decided to start his own micro-negociant label, following the path of many successful growers in the Cote de Nuits.
Charles Van Canneyt micro negociant is a partnership with Johan Björklund, who’s a former wine merchant and how runs the famous Bistro de L'Hotel de Beaune.
Johan has also partnerships with Coche Dury and Ponsot.
Through a series of connection Charles is now able to source grapes from exceptional sites such as Chambertin, Clos de Beze, Volnay Santenots, Chevalier Montrachet, Corton Renardes, NSG La Richemone, among others, and produce one or two barrels of each wine per year.
Charles doesn’t farm the vineyards he sources his grapes, however he oversees the grape growing process from the beginning until the harvest, while the regisseur of each vineyard adapts his viticulture techniques to suit the style of Charles wines.
The Pinot Noir is 100% destemmed as he does with his grandparents wines at Hudelot Noellat.
The grapes are finally harvested and pressed, and in some cases Charles will acquire the must ready for fermentation or the wine already fermented according to his specifications and ready to mature in his cellars.
The wines are matured in French oak barrels with about 15% new oak used for the premier crus, with a gentle oak influence in order to showcase the specific terroir. Only two barrels are made of each premier crus per year with more Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced. As for the grand crus, it’s also one to two barrels of production.
Morey St Denis
Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Les St Georges
Volnay 1er Cru Santenots