2016 Domaine Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1342540 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 An ultra-fresh nose features notes of red berries and earth that lead to racy, intense and sleek middle weight flavors that flash just a hint of backend rusticity on the refreshing finish. This is a bit more structured than it usually is which is reflective of the longer than normal cool maceration. Recommended.  (1/2018)

John Gilman

 There is not much quantity of 2016 Bourgogne from Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, but the wine will be a very good example. This wine was clearly ready for its racking, but with a bit of swirling offered up scents of black cherries, cassis, dark chocolate and a nice base of soil. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, long and nicely ample for its level, with a touch of backend tannin and good focus and grip. Good juice.  (1/2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 Bourgogne Rouge has good presence on the nose, a little chalkiness mixed in with the red fruit. The palate is marked by quite sharp acidity, good body, quite primal with hints of blue fruit on the uncomplicated finish. (NM)  (12/2017)

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
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France

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Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.