Charles Van Canneyt

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Charles Van Canneyt: The Importance

Charles Van Canneyt is the extremely talented winemaker at Hudelot-Noëllat, his family’s domaine. The wines he is producing there are simply spellbinding and have propelled Hudelot-Noëllat into Burgundy’s top tier. Neal Martin concludes that under Van Canneyt this: “domaine is really ratcheting up the quality… there are rich pickings across the range, the village crus some of the finest that I encountered across all my tastings.” Steen Öhman of Winehog agrees: “The Hudelot- Noëllat wines have performed well over the years, and the quality has gradually increased under the management of Charles Van Canneyt.”

 

Characterised by finesse and elegance yet with staggering depth Hudelot-Noëllat’s legendary wines are monumental efforts and almost impossible to source, such is the demand. However, there is great news for all Burgundy lovers, because Charles Van Canneyt – one of the most gifted and highly skilled winemakers in the region – set up a micro-négociant business bearing his own name. Neal Martin’s effusive praise also extends to this remarkable winemaker’s new venture: “Charles van Canneyt proved himself a winemaker par excellence courtesy of both his work at Hudelot-Noëllat and the first wine I have tasted from his new namesake négociant label.”

 

Using his considerable reputation and influence, Charles Van Canneyt’s négociant business specialises in sourcing tiny amounts from the very best sites, including Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Beze, Chevalier Montrachet and many more of the most famous Grands Crus and Premier Crus. Wines are made in minuscule quantities or one, two, maybe four barrels in some case, so they tend to remain under-the-radar, unscored and largely unseen, but they are simply unmissable. Charles Van Canneyt’s wines expand his offering without duplicating Hudelot-Noëllat’s range, effectively offering the same quality from alternative appellations. They are true insider wines and an amazing talking point over dinner.

 

Charles Van Canneyt: The Insight

Charles Van Canneyt’s négociant wines are very personal. After the success he has made of his family’s domaine, he is keen to make a mark under his own name:  “They’re two completely different things, at the domaine it’s family, I work for my grandparents. This is something for me.”

 

Vinification follows the hugely successful Hudelot-Noëllat template: exacting care and attention, limited extraction, sensible oak policy and an emphasis on purity, depth of flavour and what Van Canneyt calls a “classic style”.

 

Antonio Galloni provides insight into what to expect stylistically: “The wines are made in a fairly fruit-forward style, which is almost certainly also a reflection of the year. All of the reds are done with fully destemmed fruit. The various offerings in the range are made from wines purchased in barrel, except the Caillerets and Chevalier, which are bought as young musts.”

 

Our advice is to stock up when the fleeting opportunity arises as we have been impressed with everything we have tasted to date. Particular note should be paid to Gevrey Chambertin Les Fontenys Premier Cru, which Charles has told us is one of his personal favourites in 2016.

 

Charles Van Canneyt: The Background

When Alain Hudelot-Noëllat stepped down from running Hudelot-Noëllat in 2008 – a post he had been in for around three decades – he handed stewardship to his grandson Charles Van Canneyt. Van Canneyt launched his négociant business in 2012, explaining: “You can’t buy land, prices are crazy… so it’s easier to buy grapes.” It is interesting to note that Charles Van Canneyt was supported in setting up his micro-négoce by Johan Björklund, the ex-wine merchant who runs the boutique and hugely-respected Hôtel de Beaune. This fact pays testament to just how food friendly his wines are. Charles has now married into the Gagey family of Louis Jadot fame; a meeting of truly great minds.

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2014 Bonnes Mares Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Bonnes Mares Burgundy

£3,490.00
£3,490.00
£1,744.00
£292.00

2013 Bonnes Mares Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2013 Bonnes Mares Burgundy

£3,321.00
£1,659.00
£277.00

2016 Bourgogne Blanc Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2016 Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£160.00
£160.00

2014 Bourgogne Blanc Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£144.00
£144.00
£15.00

2016 Bourgogne Rouge Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2016 Bourgogne Rouge Burgundy

£150.00
£150.00

2014 Bourgogne Rouge Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Bourgogne Rouge Burgundy

£145.00
£145.00
£15.00

2013 Bourgogne Rouge Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2013 Bourgogne Rouge Burgundy

£160.00
£160.00

2016 Chambertin Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2016 Chambertin Burgundy

£3,699.00
£1,850.00

2015 Chambertin Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2015 Chambertin Burgundy

£3,774.00
£1,291.00

2014 Chambertin Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Chambertin Burgundy

£3,490.00
£3,490.00
£292.00

2016 Chambertin Clos de Beze Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2016 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£3,645.00
£1,823.00

2015 Chambertin Clos de Beze Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2015 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£3,694.00
£1,264.00

2014 Chambertin Clos de Beze Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£3,490.00
£3,490.00
£292.00

2013 Chambertin Clos de Beze Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2013 Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy

£3,258.00
£3,258.00

2012 Chapelle Chambertin Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2012 Chapelle Chambertin Burgundy

£2,046.00
£1,024.00

2016 Charmes Chambertin Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2016 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

£2,339.00
£1,169.00

2015 Charmes Chambertin Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2015 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

£2,514.00
£860.00

2014 Charmes Chambertin Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

£2,328.00
£2,328.00
£1,164.00

2013 Charmes Chambertin Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2013 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

£2,108.00
£177.00

2012 Charmes Chambertin Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2012 Charmes Chambertin Burgundy

£2,650.00
Duty Paid £2,650.00
£1,326.00

2015 Clos St Denis Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2015 Clos St Denis Burgundy

£2,593.00
£2,593.00

2014 Corton Charlemagne Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Corton Charlemagne Burgundy

£1,344.00
£1,344.00
£114.00

2012 Corton Charlemagne Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2012 Corton Charlemagne Burgundy

£1,211.00
£605.00

2016 Corton Renardes Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2016 Corton Renardes Burgundy

£774.00
£385.00

2014 Gevrey Chambertin Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

£411.00
£411.00
£37.00

2016 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Mixed Case Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2016 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Mixed Case Burgundy

£900.00
£450.00

2014 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Burgundy

£902.00
£902.00
£78.00

2014 Griotte Chambertin Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Griotte Chambertin Burgundy

£2,620.00
£2,620.00
£220.00

2014 Mazis Chambertin Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Mazis Chambertin Burgundy

£2,596.00
£2,596.00
£1,299.00
£2,661.00

2016 Morey St Denis Aux Chezeaux Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2016 Morey St Denis Aux Chezeaux Burgundy

£557.00
£279.00

2016 Nuits St Georges La Richemone Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2016 Nuits St Georges La Richemone Burgundy

£713.00
£357.00

2015 Nuits St Georges La Richemone Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2015 Nuits St Georges La Richemone Burgundy

£691.00
£691.00

2015 Puligny Montrachet Les Caillerets Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2015 Puligny Montrachet Les Caillerets Burgundy

£925.00
£925.00

2014 Puligny Montrachet Les Caillerets Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Puligny Montrachet Les Caillerets Burgundy

£944.00
£944.00
£81.00
£323.00

2015 Vosne Romanee Petits Monts Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2015 Vosne Romanee Petits Monts Burgundy

£4,186.00
£1,430.00

2014 Vosne Romanee Petits Monts Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2014 Vosne Romanee Petits Monts Burgundy

£1,522.00
£1,522.00
£764.00
£129.00
Duty Paid £255.00

2013 Vosne Romanee Petits Monts Van Canneyt; Charles Burgundy

2013 Vosne Romanee Petits Monts Burgundy

£1,211.00
£103.00

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