Domaine de Bellene - The Best of Burgundy
  • Red Wine, White Wine
  • Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
  • Dry
  • 750ml

Domaine de Bellene - The Best of Burgundy

Burgundy, France
Regular price $714.70per case
6 bottles per case
Only 2 items in stock!

Domaine de Bellene is the creation of Nicolas Potel – the son of the legendary Gérard Potel of Domaine Pousse d’Or. Potel is a big name in Burgundian winemaking, and he is known for constantly challenging the borders of winemaking in Burgundy.

About the vintage: The 2020 vintage is absolutely excellent, lauded as 'almost a dream vintage' by top UK wine buyers and something that you should snap up while you can – especially since it’s clear that there’s going to be very little wine coming out of Burgundy next year (and at much higher prices!)
It is abundantly clear that 2020 produced some magnificent wines, with exceptional balance, freshness and full fruit maturity, yet that also remain very Burgundian in style. There is very little not to like.

A case includes 1 bottle of each wine.

1 bottle x Domaine de Bellene Beaune 1er Cru Les Perrières 2020
White | Chardonnay
94 points - Wine Align, John Szabo, MS

Les Perrières is a lovely climat for whites, located at the top of the slope with rocky, thin soils that bring a refreshing crisp character to the wines. Barrel fermented and aged on it's lees for up to 14 months, expect a lush wine with an overlay of spice and cream and a rich, luxuriant texture. Not to worry, the bright lemony fruit and mineral, saline notes are still there!

1 bottle x Domaine de Bellene Santenay Les Charmes Dessus 2020
White | Chardonnay
93 points - Wine Align, Michael Godel

Nicolas Potel has a real talent for producing super white wines in so-called lesser terroirs, such as this Santenay lieu-dit, using larger oak barrels to complement rather than dominate the fruit. An intriguing wine with a beguiling profile of white flowers, yellow fruits and citrusy acidity.

1 bottle x Domaine de Bellene Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Hommage à Jean Ferté 2020
Red Pinot Noir
92 points - Wine Align, Michael Godel

Jean Ferté was the person who persuaded Nicolas Potel's parents to move to Burgundy, so it's fitting that there should be a wine named after him. There are two parcels blended for this special cuvee: Les Peuillets, a plot planted in 1993 that covers 0.29 hectares and Les Hauts Jarrons, a plot of 47 hectares planted with vines from 1962 and 1975.

Aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and raspberry explode from the glass. Sweet, tangy, savoury and autumnal with notes of aromatic spices and forest floor. Fermented with 50% whole bunches and aged in 10% new wood.

1 bottle x Domaine de Bellene Volnay Les Grand Poisots 2020
Red Pinot Noir
92 points - Wine Align, John Szabo, MS

Hailing from the Volnay lieu-dit adjacent to Pommard's Le Poisot. Mingling dark cherries and berries with hints of baking chocolate and loamy soil, this Volnay is medium to full-bodied, supple and velvety, with succulent acids and powdery structuring tannins cloaked in a generous core of fruit. This is an elegant, charming Volnay that will offer a broad drinking window.

1 bottle x Domaine de Bellene Vosne-Romanée Les Quartiers de Nuits 2020
Red Pinot Noir
96 points - Wine Align, John Szabo, MS

This wine has an extremely floral nose, with a lovely array of spices and red fruit aromas. The palate is earthy and powerful, with hints of mocha coffee. This is a quite powerful Vosne Villages that will evolve beautifully throughout the years.

The Quartier des Nuits' plot covers 31 acres and was planted in 1927. It is very close to the famous Clos de Vougeot and Echezeaux. Since it has been part of Domaine de Bellene, the plot has been converted into organic farming.

1 bottle x Domaine de Bellene Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots 2020
Red Pinot Noir
95 points - Wine Align, John Szabo, MS

Aux Chaignots is a Premier Cru vineyard in the northern part of the Nuits-Saint-Georges commune of Burgundy. The vineyard, on the midslope of the Cote d'Or, makes a structured, elegant wine with earthy overtones.

Exotic aromas of smoked meat, dark wild berries, baking chocolate and spices introduces a medium to full-bodied wine with tangy acids, satiny structuring tannins and a deep core of sapid, pungently spicy fruit. This is a definite success.

*This product is part of a special LCBO Offer. Pre-order now to receive your wines in August*

About the Winery

Groupe Bellene

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!