Domaine de Bellene Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots 2021
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.00% alc./vol

Domaine de Bellene Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots 2021

Burgundy, France
Regular price $201.95per bottle ($605.85per case)
3 bottles per case
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Savoury & Earthy

This product will be available to order as part of a special LCBO feature on September 14th. Please feel free to contact us at info@npwines.com if you need any assistance locating stock.

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. 

Aux Chaignots is a Premier Cru vineyard in the northern part of the Nuits-Saint-Georges commune of Burgundy. Situated on limestone soils, the 0.14-hectare vineyard, on the midslope of the Cote d'Or, makes a structured, elegant wine with earthy overtones.

A floral bouquet greets this wine swiftly followed by dark wild berries, notes of cocoa and sweet spices. A bit more weight to this wine on the palate with tangy acids and suave tannins that meet a deep core of sapid, pungently spiced fruit. Finishes with a lovely and lifted floral finish.

About the vintage: A difficult vintage to say the least, but not 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

WineAlign

94 Points - David Lawrason

This sturdy, fairly dense NSG shows a nicely ripe blackcurrant/cherry nose with violet perfume and considerable oak toast and spice. It is medium-full bodied in the pinot realm with very firm acid-tannin structure. Excellent flavour intensity and length. I would age this two or three years to let the tannins loosen.