- Red Wine
- Pinot Noir
- Residual Sugar: 2 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!
94 Points - John Szabo, MS
An assemblage of five premier crus parcels in Beaune, Potel's 2021 offers a waxy, earthy, wood spice-inflected profile (30% new), still quite backwards and undeveloped aromatically, but more yielding and pliable on the palate. Tannins are in fact quite silky-velvety, providing light grip, while acids are comfortably ripe, present but unobtrusive. I like the elegance on display, the typical Beaune refinement, and the sapid, minerally finish that draws saliva. I'd suggest another 3-4 years in the cellar for more aromatic/flavour development, or hold into the early '30s.