2013 Domaine Michel Noellat Morey St Denis
"Domaine Michel Noëllat & Fils one of the legendary names of Vosne Romanee, sits just away from the Mairie of Vosne-Romanée in Rue de la Fontaine, its close neighbour is Domaine Leroy. Hardly the most famous name in the village, yet this Domaine extends to 27 hectares, covering some of the most sought after vines in all of Burgundy. Yet these wines purposely fly under the radar as they remain relatively unknown outside of France, mainly because only about 10% of the domaine’s production is exported and 5% to the USA." -Importer
"The Noëllat tribe are abundant in this part of the Côte de Nuits. Two brothers, Charles and Ernest, flourished in the early part of the 20th century. Charles had a son, André, who died in 1941, and whose daughter Odile married Alain Hudelot, to form Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat in Vougeot. Domaine Charles Noëllat no longer exists since its purchase by Lalou Bize-Leroy in 1988. Ernest had two sons, Georges and Henri. Domaine Georges Noëllat has passed down through daughter Marie-Thèrese to her sons Patrice and François Cheurlin. Henri meanwhile married Marie-Thèrese Jayer, daughter of Henri Jayer’s Uncle Edouard. They had a son, Michel – who married a distant cousin, Hélène Noëllat – and their children today run Domaine Michel Noëllat." -Jasper Morris, MW, "Inside Burgundy"