Nicolas Potel took his first steps as a winemaker at Domaine de La Pousse d’Or in Volnay which was managed by his father Gérard Potel. Following his father’s death, Nicolas established his own négociant company and in a relatively short time he established himself as one of the leading and most innovative winemakers in Burgundy.
We have followed Nicolas’ work for many years and are delighted now to introduce a few wines from his Domaine de Bellene. Located in Beaune and established in 2005, Domaine de Bellene has vineyards in Santenay, Saint-Romain, Volnay, Nuits-Saint-Georges and Vosne-Romanée. Most of his vines are between 50 and 100 years old and are grown using biodynamic methods. Winemaking is as natural as possible with no added yeasts or sugar.
Maison Roche de Bellene was founded in 2008 and is the négociant arm of Nicolas’ Domaine de Bellene. Nicolas sources grapes from trusted growers he has known for years and has an enviable range of wines from some of the finest vineyards in the Côte d’Or. He describes Maison Roche de Bellene as the only “haute couture” négociant in Burgundy.
Hailed a curvy, racy beauty from Antonio Galloni and a fascinating wine from Monica Larner, Sassicaia 2017 is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Sassicaia 2017 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. In her preview assessment of the wine, Larner describes incredibly well the tension existing from vintner and vintage and how, like...more
An impressive release that speaks volume of the pedigree of Tenuta San Guido’s wines. Guidalberto is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. A voluptuous nose charged with blackcurrant, black cherries, damson notes is rained in by mineral, almost balsamic hints of black olive, mint, tomato leaf and fresh black pepper. The exuberant nose of youth shouldn’t distract from the...more