Domaine de Bellene Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots 2020
  • Pinot Noir
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% alc./vol

Domaine de Bellene Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots 2020

Burgundy,
Regular price $267.95per bottle ($1,607.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Spiced & Silky

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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 is a big name in Burgundian winemaking, and he is known for constantly challenging the borders of winemaking in Burgundy.

Les Suchots has a magic nose that is spiced yet very fresh. It has aromas of sandalwood, black raspberries and hoisin sauce. The supple and soft tannins round the palate, that finish with a robust and spiky aftertaste.

Les Suchots plot, that covers 21.5 acres, was planted in 1937 in the heart of Les Suchots, and lies very next to La Romanée and Saint Vivant.

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. 

Press Reviews

Wine Align - Michael Godel

96 points

“Suchots” originates from “souches,” the name given to the woods before the land was prepared to house these vines. Les Suchots is but a small 13 hectare part of the larger 220 in total for Vosne Romanée and was first planted in 1937. La Romanée and Saint Vivant are the closest plots, south of Echezeaux, north or Richebourg and though just six per cent of the appellation it is actually the largest Premier Cru Climat therein. The vineyard is divided in two by a road. The eastern part below lays just above the cemetery and the village terroir called Hautes Maizieres. The top part is located below Les Beaux-Monts. The 2019 was a dream, crème de la crème and yet 2020 seems to embrace the powerful vintage with a most extraordinary level of perfume. That and fruit concentrated to a maximum degree without falling into any of the trappings associated with hyperbole. The concept of pinot noir reaching regional levels like this seems counterintuitive to the variety-appellation contract but the balance and harmony at the top is something the likes almost never seen. This will surely be one of the wines that explain with hyper clarity what 2020 is as a vintage. Drink 2026-2040. Tasted May 2022.

97 points - John Szabo

A classically supple and elegant, billowing Vosne here from the Suchots 1er cru, the largest in Vosne bordered to the north by the Clos St. Denis grand cru, and the Romanée-Saint Vivant and Richebourg GCs to the south, so in a very fine neighborhood to be sure. Vines planted in 1937 are by now quite ancient, low yielding and in perfect harmony with their physical environs, yielding exceptional wines of tremendous depth and concentration. I love the flowing tannins and succulent, mouth filling dark fruit, punctuated by a seam of iron and earth flavours. It's naturally a long way from prime enjoyment, a solid 6-8 years I'd say before it will begin to give its best. But it will be worth the wait. Tasted May 2021.