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2017 Georges Noellat Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Chaumes #108976993


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Reviews 91-93 points Vinous "The 2017 Vosne-Romanee Les Chaumes 1er Cru has a tightly wound, slightly earthy bouquet with scents of kirsch, blueberry and violet, quite showy but kept on a tight leash. The medium-bodied palate offers supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, gentle grip and quite a dense, minerally finish that lingers in the mouth. There is a discreet confit element here. Good potential, because you can feel the energy. (NM)" 90-92 points Burghound "Here there is no reductive funk on the airy and ripe aromas that combine notes of violet, blackberry, Asian-style tea and a whiff of anise. The highly seductive and caressing flavors possess a velvety mouthfeel that delivers very good if not truly special length on the moderately structured finale where a hint of bitter cherry pit arises. (AM)"

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Maxime has taken over Georges Noellat and the potential is enormous for this young Burgundian vigneron

About Georges Noellat

Georges Noëllat is a renowned domaine in Vosne-Romanée, boasting a rich history that dates back to its founder, Georges Noëllat. Georges was the nephew of Charles Noëllat, who once owned one of the most prestigious domains in Vosne, which eventually became the primary portion of Domaine Leroy. In 1991, Maria Theresa Noellat and her husband Jacques Cheurlin, a Champagne grower, inherited the estate. They later passed it down to their grandson, Maxime Cheurlin, in 2009.

With a focus on minimal intervention, Maxime manages the estate's profound terroirs of Vosne Romanée and northern Nuits St Georges, which include a large proportion of incredibly old vines planted before WWII. Maxime has already gained a reputation for his elegant, lacy style of Pinot Noir, which emphasizes the purity of fruit and refinement. All grapes are hand-harvested and cool-macerated before fermentation, with only native yeasts used. During vinification, Maxime prefers the term infusion to extraction, so punch downs are rare and gentle. The use of new oak depends on the appellation and vintage but ranges from 30% to 100%. Aging takes 14 to 20 months, and the wines are generally bottled without fining or filtration.

Despite being a small estate with only five and a half hectares of land, a large proportion of it is old vines, which he intends to preserve with special attention and care. Neal Martin from Vinous Media has said, "Maxime seems to be a driven young vigneron whose tenets have been instilled from an early age, but wow – what potential!"

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