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.
The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...more
Bottle 75cl £35.08
Bottle 75cl £23.68