Maison Roche de Bellene Gevrey Chambertin Villages 2018
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.00% alc./vol

Maison Roche de Bellene Gevrey Chambertin Villages 2018

Burgundy, France
Regular price $79.95per bottle ($479.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Earthy & Complex

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.

From a two-acre parcel of old vines (planted in 1950) in one of the greatest villages of the Côtes de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin is prized for the full-flavored, earthy style of its wines, and that character is expertly captured here in this wine that is naturally fermented and spends 15 months in barrique (20% new oak). Firm, ripe tannins give the wine excellent aging potential.

Pair this delicious and delicate wine with roast beef, veal, game birds, or rabbit. Soft cheeses such as camembert and brie also pair beautifully. 

This product is part of the LCBO Classics Catalogue. It will take approximately 3-4 weeks to be delivered from its release date.

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

Wine Align - John Szabo, MS

92 points

Lovely, classic mature Gevrey, at aromatic prime, savage and earthy, exotically spicy, still grippy and firm. I love the length and complexity on offer here for the price - equivalent (or less) than a current release, though all of the ageing has been done for you in the cellar of production. Excellent value.