Wine Spectator 89 points - On the lean, taut side, with crisp acidity and dusty tannins cloaking the strawberry and cherry fruit. Stays focused and finishes long. Best from 2018 through 2032. 287 cases made.
(Jun 30 2015)
This village is revered for its famous grands crus. From old-vine parcels, 46 to 52 years old. Fermented naturally, and matured in oak barrels (20% new), with no fining.
|Nicolas Potel, after his first steps as winemaker in the family Estate in Volnay: le Domaine de la Pousse d’Or, he built up his own negoce in 1996 then, in 2000, Maison Potel-Aviron in Beaujolais region. In 2005, Nicolas built up his own Estate, Domaine de Bellene, in Beaune with 15 Ha of organic vines in Cote de Beaune.
In 2008, after the departure from SAS Nicolas Potel company, Nicolas Potel launches his new negociant business called ”Maison Roche de Bellene”.
The philosophy is the same as Nicolas used to in Nuits-Saint-Georges: we have been keeping the same source of wines and the same relationship with growers that Nicolas have been working with the last 15 years.