Domaine Hudelot-Baillet Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2015

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SKU 02796

750ml

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Domaine Hudelot-Baillet is a true Chambolle-Musigny producer with cellars in the town as well as holdings entirely within the appellation. The domaine was created in 1981 by Joël Hudelot (inherited largely from his father Paul) and his wife Chantal Baillet. Joël retired in 2004 and passed along the reins to his son-in-law Dominique Leguen, who had been working with him at the domaine since 1998. The viticultural philosophy is organic though the domaine is not technically certified. There are no insecticides used and sexual confusion is employed instead to combat problematic bugs. The harvest is performed manually with sorting work done in the vineyards and again at the cuverie if necessary. The fruit is 100% destemmed, and the new oak program averages 30% for the villages wines, 40% for the 1ers and 50% for the Bonnes Mares. The wines are given 12 to 18 months of élevage before being bottled, generally without fining or filtration. Hudelot describes his intended style as one of finesse, succinctly explaining that "all of my appellations are in Chambolle and finesse is what we do best."
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Nuits
Brand Domaine Hudelot-Baillet
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes offers a slightly more complex fruit profile over the regular Chambolle, black and red mixed together, blackberry, raspberry coulis, hints of marmalade and orange rind. There's more going on here and the aromatics are more involving. The palate is medium-bodied with a sorbet-fresh opening, lively and tensile with vivid red cherries and blackberry towards the energetic finish. This year, there would seem to be quite a gap between the older and younger vines. This is excellent.

Neal Martin, December 30, 2016