Maison Roche de Bellène, Burgundy & Chablis Wine Region, FranceDrinking 2021-2032
Spending any time with Nicolas Potel in Burgundy can't help but to make even the most ardent of critics a lifelong convert. Nicolas is another man of boundless energy but his approach is very organic, adhering to the natural rhythms wherever possible. Such an unforced, careful, natural and sensitive approach is reflected perfectly in his wine and Nicolas has brought a breath of fresh air to Burgundy over the last decade and more. Quite simply, he remains one of Burgundy's brightest talents.See More
Burgundy has always fascinated and frustrated in equal measure. For every eulogising, life-changing proclamation from someone realising wine nirvana, there is some poor soul somewhere bashing their head in perplexity. At its best, Burgundy can provide the ultimate- the transcendental, mystifying, unexplainable pleasure that only truly great wine can bring. But at its worst, it can be an expensive mistake, bring disillusion and even provoke anger.
For sure, Burgundy is not the region of choice for the unadventurous or risk averse! How then to navigate the minefield? Our advice has always...See More