2019 Charles Van Canneyt Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Charles Van Canneyt is the current winemaker at the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Vougeot, but he also produces wine under his own label. Using his extensive contacts with the finest growers in Burgundy, Charles sources grapes from some of the top plots in the area, and makes the wines at a separate facility in Beaune. Charles is aiming for a similar purity and terroir focus as those wines of Hudelot-Noellat, and as such has minimal use of new oak each year.
At their best, Charmes-Chambertin wines display concentrated plump red fruit, and all the power and persistence expected of Grand Cru status, while perhaps a step down in complexity of the finest vineyards of this commune.