Domaine de Bellene Hommage a Francoise Potel V.V 2021
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.00% alc./vol

Domaine de Bellene Hommage a Francoise Potel V.V 2021

Burgundy, France
Regular price $110.00per bottle ($660.00per case)
6 bottles per case
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Domaine de Bellene is the creation of Nicolas Potel – the son of the legendary Gérard Potel of Domaine Pousse d’Or. Potel's name has become synonymous with Burgundian wine and he is known for constantly challenging the borders of traditional winemaking in the region.

Named for Nicolas' mother, this cuvee is sourced from five separate premier cru sites. A perfumed wine made with with 50% whole cluster fermentation, thus adding to the bright aromatic lift on the nose. Scents of wild strawberries and currants are expressed up front with undertones of dried lavender. The palate shows finesse and complexity with subtle waves of sweet spice and notes of dried herbs. Great precision and clarity.  

About the vintage: A difficult vintage to say the least, but not one without merit. The region suffered reduced yields from spring frosts and a cool summer, meaning this vintage would have to be won through hard work in the vineyard and in the winery. This is a year of smaller quantities of fresh, refined and thoughtful wines from a full range of climats. A return to a cooler vintage, compared to recent years, will be sure to delight Classic Burgundy lovers who favour elegance and finesse

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!

Press Reviews


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.