Domaine de Bellene Saint Romain Vieilles Vignes 2020
  • Pinot Noir
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13% alc./vol

Domaine de Bellene Saint Romain Vieilles Vignes 2020

Burgundy, France
Regular price $49.00per bottle ($294.00per 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 is a big name in Burgundian winemaking, and he is known for constantly challenging the borders of winemaking in Burgundy.

Saint Romain lies in an isolated valley northeast of Auxey-Duresses. This wine is produced from a combination of 4 different plots (Les Poillanges, Aux Bas des Poillanges, La Perrière and Sous le château) all planted in 1957. 

This is a bright, tart, red fruit dominant wine that is so incredibly fresh. It has grainy and grippy tannins that add structure to light and funky flavors. This is not your typical red Burgundy but it is delicious. Try it if you like to venture from the usual path. Tremendous value!

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 - John Szabo, MS

93 points

From a high-density 1956 planting of pinot noir, aged in 20% new wood and the rest in used barrels, this is complex and perfumed Saint Romain, especially spicy and stemmy in a good way, adding an impression of freshness and counter-balancing the ripe red berry fruit. The palate is mid-weight, properly firm and structured, with high sapidity and excellent length, and well-integrated, dusty tannins that still need some time to settle in. In the context of the region, I have to say this is an excellent value red Burgundy. I'd cellar for another 2-3 years minimum before enjoying, or hold until the end of the decade without concern. Great complexity and depth. Tasted May 2022.