Based in Beaune, Nicolas Potel runs a successful négociant, a winery, his own grape-growing operation, and is widely respected for his unrivalled local network, savvy salesmanship, and winemaking genius. He is also the son of the late Gérard Potel, an iconoclastic winemaker from Volnay. All the wines in this offer came from Nicolas' vineyards, that he made and bottled under the Domaine de Bellene label – Bellene being a pre-Medieval name for Beaune, where Nicolas is based. The wines from this collection is fine, firm, and totally irresistible.
A note on the 2019 vintage:
Touted one of the best years since 1865, 2019 brings finesse without sacrificing concentration. This star vintage carves out a niche for its outstanding balance of intense fruit, firm structure and supple texture.
Now, the time is yours to journey through the most original expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from some of Burgundy's finest climats – the region's most exceptional vineyard sites.
This is part of a special LCBO offer. It will take approximately 8-10 weeks to be delivered.
- White Wine
- Medium Bodied
- 13.5% alc./vol
94 Points - David Lawrason
This is a single vineyard, but not 1er Cru site called Les Charmes Dessus. It is very fine, rich and elegant with a classic, complex and almost custardy nose that involves hazelnut, yellow apple, light toast and wood smoke - all very well bound together. Quite expansive and broad with fine acidity, minerality and depth. Hazelnut, lemon custard and minerality on the finish. The length is excellent. Tasted May 2021
93 Points - Sara d'Amato
An impressively rich Santenay featuring flavours of salted caramel and fresh squeezed lemon. This comforting but also refreshing find has the texture of a Meursault with the pricing of a more humble village appellation. Nervy and opulent at once, featuring excellent length. Widely appealing. Tasted May 2021.