Domaine Georges Noellat
About Domaine Georges Noellat
Only in his early 20s, Maxime Cheurlin was marked for stardom from his very first vintage in 2010 and has achieved considerable success already. Taking over the Domaine from his grandmother, situated next door to Sylvain Cathiard, the wunderkind produces complex and delicate wines.
Maxime is the nephew of the Jayer family and a cousin of Guillaume Rouget (son of Emmanuel Rouget) who trained with legendary Henri Jayer. Maxime worked at Rouget in 2009 and Gros Frere & Soeur in Vosne Romanee in 2008. Maxime’s style is modelled somewhat after Rouget’s, with a focus on clarity and a pronounced influence of new oak.
De-stemming completely the grapes (except for 20% for the Echezeaux), he intends to give the wines an outstanding purity. His wines are elegant yet exhibit good power and poise with a good progression of quality and style from the villages-level up to the Grands Crus. The character of the vintage comes through as well with the wines tasting surprising forward from the barrel. These will age well in cellar but also pleasantly enjoyable at every stage in their development.