- Red Wine
- Pinot Noir
- Residual Sugar: 2.00 g/l
- Medium Bodied
- 13.00% alc./vol
About the Winery
Led by Nicolas Potel in Beaune, Groupe Bellene is composed of the négociant arm Maison Roche de Bellene, the winery arm Domaine de Bellene, and a special back-vintage series under the Collection Bellenum label.
- Maison Roche de Bellene offers a complete range of wines, with an emphasis on individual terroirs from old vines of more than 40 years. All of the growers that Nicolas works with are either organic certified or sustainably farmed.
- Domaine de Bellene represents the wines that are produced and bottled from Nicolas Potel's private vineyard holdings.
- Collection Bellenum is a back vintage series that Nicolas Potel sourced from his friends in the region, offering a magnificent selection of bottled history. The wines have moved only twice in their lives, from the original cellar to Potel's and now to yours!
Nicolas Potel grew up at Volnay's Domaine Pousse d'Or, where his father worked. He trained abroad and returned home in 1996 to build a négociant business and started Maison Nicolas Potel, where he sourced grapes from good parcels, often working with the growers to improve the quality. By 2002, he was making 120 wines from 50 different appellations, and the rest is history!
96 Points - Michael Godel
Grabbing a piece of Aux Malconsorts is surely a big deal for Nicolas Potel and 2018 is a terrific vintage from which to launch his interpretation of this famed Vosne Romanée Premier Cru. Originally planted in 1610 it is bordered by the Grand Crus La Tâche and Les Gaudichots to the north, Premier Cru Les Chaumes to the East and to the south by Premier Cru Aux Boudots in Nuits-Saint-Georges. A early to average pick on September 13th and a perfectly reasonable 20 per cent new wood because this is some of the most profound fruit for this village. Concentration and depth make for the lightest and most effusive compaction and in a word this is just bloody sublime. The swirl of natural sweetness emits sparks and circulates so many things; floral perfume, salinity, cream of tartare, red berry distillate and pure vanilla. The engagement is next level and the haute-gastronomie a thing of beauty. No evil consorting happening here, only allure. Drink 2025-2038.