Getting hold of Maxime Cheurlin is never easy, even if we are neighbours!
Maxime Cheurlin belongs to the sixth generation of the winegrower family Noëllat. Great-grandfather Georges Noëllat gave his name to the domain. After a couple of generations, Maxime’s mother came back to Vosne to run the estate. Despite Maxime’s father having an estate in Champagne, Maxime was more interested in the production of wines and especially in Burgundy wines and so he took over the Vosne-Romanée winery from 2010.
The vineyards belong to the family since the end of the 19th century. For the Vinification of all wines, except for the Grand Cru “Les Échezeaux”, which claims to produce almost 30% of the complete harvest, the berries are completely de-stemmed.
Maxime likes to have a slow (delayed) malolactic fermentation process to bring out more complexity in the wines.
For the ageing process, the proportion of new barrels depends on the Appellation 30% to 100%, – it all depends on how the barrels are “toasted”. The wines mature in barrels for 15 months and then in wine tanks for 3 months before being bottled. So they can rest and do not have to be filtered before bottling.
What about the 2019 vintage?
In general, his wines are incredibly well-balanced, showing purity of fruit and are refined. It has the potential of an exceptional vintage.
His 6 hectares of vines are from the best terroir in Vosne and we have the pleasure of presenting some of his wines at our Club.