Domaine de Bellene Vieilles Vignes Savigny-lès-Beaune Blanc 2018
  • Chardonnay
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% alc./vol

Domaine de Bellene Vieilles Vignes Savigny-lès-Beaune Blanc 2018

Burgundy, France
Regular price $49.00per bottle ($294.00per case)
6 bottles per case
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Mineral & Creamy

Nicolas Potel is an iconic producer in Burgundy. He grew up in a family dedicated entirely to wine; and after gaining some experience internationally, he started his own project in the late 90's.

Nicolas Potel calls this the 'flagship' white of his domaine operation with some justification, as year in year out, it's one of his best value wines. Smoky, leesy and refreshing, it has benefited from the higher yields in a hot vintage to produce a wine that's fresh and crunchy with understated wood and an oatmealy mid palate.

About the Winery

Groupe Bellene

Groupe Bellene is composed of the négociant “Maison Roche de Bellene” and the winery “Domaine de Bellene” both located in Beaune. Nicolas Potel grew up at the Volnay Domaine Pousse d'Or, where his father, Gérard, had worked since 1964.

Nicolas trained abroad and returned home in 1996, hoping to build a négociant business and that was the start of Maison Nicolas Potel. Potel began sourcing grapes from good parcels, often working with the growers to improve quality. By 2002, he was making 120 wines from 50 different appellations.

Today he runs Maison Roche de Bellene, a micro-négoce that offers a complete range of wines, with an emphasis on individual terroirs from vieilles vignes (old vines - 40 years or older) that are farmed responsibly. All of the growers that Nicolas works with are either organic certified or farming according to the principles of lutte raisonée (sustainable viticulture). This enables Nicolas to consistently produce the expressive, terroir-driven style that is his vision. In addition he owns his own vineyards and bottles these wines under the label Domaine de Bellene. You can also find some special back vintage offerings that Nicolas has sourced from his friends in region, this is labelled under Collection Bellenum.

Press Reviews

Decanter

92 points

Nicolas Potel calls this the 'flagship' white of his domaine operation with some justification, as year in year out, it's one of his best value wines. Smoky, leesy and refreshing, it has benefited from the higher yields in a hot vintage to produce a wine that's fresh and crunchy with understated wood and an oatmealy mid palate.