Hudelot Baillet Chambolle Musigny V.V., 2019, 750ML

SKU: 888719
Sub region: Cotes de Nuits
Variety: Pinot Noir
Rating: Jancis Robinson 16/20

Joel Hudelot-Baillet took over from his father Paul Hudelot in 1981, the domaine having originally been established several years earlier. Joel retired in 2004, making way for his son-in-law Dominique Leguen, originally a Breton, who had been working at the domaine since 1998. Everything is now bottled at the domaine, from lower yields in vineyards looked after on the lutte raisonée system.

Chambolle Musigny V.V.

100% Pinot Noir. The grapes are sorted before being destemmed, but not crushed, then given a cool pre-maceration for around 8 days. Dominique Leguen starts with punching down but thereafter moves to pumping over, and also likes to use a delestage which he feels is good for extracting tannins from the skins rather than the pips.

The wines matures for 15 months in 30% new French oak barrels.