- White Wine
- Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
- Medium Bodied
- 13% 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!
Wine Align - Michael Godel
More than a feeling, rouse of emotion and wonderment unavoidable when a glass of 2007 Meursault is poured. Only Nicolas Potel the wonder boy négociant can pull or chooses to extoll these virtues of Bourgogne age as if they are something completely new. The fact is 2007 Meursault will advance with some haste and this example backs that up. Lovely oxidation, mild white caramelization and dried flower bouquet mark the entirety of this ’07’s entry. Wake up and live factor still runs high in a Bourgogne of still pulsing acids though fruit has definitely bobbed and crossed over to the other side. Hanging on just ever so slightly but “life is one big road with lots of signs, so when you riding through the ruts, don't you complicate your mind.” Drink up. Drink 2021-2022. Tasted December 2021.
- White Wine
- Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
- Full Bodied
About the Winery
Domaine Louis Moreau
Winemaker Louis Moreau is the master of the Chablis terroir, where he bottles 100% Chardonnay wines from all four levels of appellation: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Crus and Chablis Grands Cru.
The Domaine owns parcels in five of the seven Grands Cru climats, and works with many plots throughout the region in a sustainable manner. The most prestigious of its wines is the monopole Chablis Grand Cru 'Clos des Hospices' dans Les Clos AOC 2016, acquired by the Moreau family in 1904.
Louis Moreau, who has been leading the domaine since 1994, produces wines with a unique style. Louis Moreau studied oenology-viticulture at Fresno State University and worked at different Californian wineries before he took over the Domaine's operations in 1994, representing the family's sixth generation of vignerons.