Domaine Georges Noellat
Small but mighty, the 5.5-hectare domaine includes some of the most profound terroirs of Vosne Romanée and northern Nuits St Georges, including a large proportion of incredibly old vines, planted before WWII. Maxime has earned a reputation for his elegant, lacy style of Pinot Noir that speak of their incredible terroir. All the grapes are hand-harvested, and cool macerated for a few days before fermentation begins (indigenous yeast only). During vinification, Maxime prefers the term “infusion” to extraction, so punch downs are rare and gentle, and aging lasts 14 to 20 months, with the wines bottled unfined and unfiltered. Today, Maxime is a bonafide star in the Côte de Nuits, with a staggering array of some of the greatest terroirs in all of Burgundy, that are treated with the care and attention that allows them to deliciously express every bit of their enormous potential.