Domaine de Bellene Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Hommage à Jean Ferté 2020
  • Pinot Noir
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13% alc./vol

Domaine de Bellene Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Hommage à Jean Ferté 2020

Burgundy, France
Regular price $76.00per bottle ($491.70per case)
6 bottles per case

Savoury & Rich

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.

Jean Ferté was the person who persuaded Nicolas Potel's parents to move to Burgundy, so it's fitting that there should be a wine named after him. There are two parcels blended for this special cuvee: Les Peuillets, a plot planted in 1993 that covers 0.29 hectares and Les Hauts Jarrons, a plot of 47 hectares planted with vines from 1962 and 1975.

Aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and raspberry explode from the glass. Sweet, tangy, savoury and autumnal with notes of aromatic spices and forest floor. Fermented with 50% whole bunches and aged in 10% new wood. 

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

92 points

Who was Jean Ferté you ask? Monsieur Ferté was in fact the one who persuaded Nicolas Potel's father Gerard to make the move to Bourgogne and the rest as they say is history. Great uncle Ferté led a syndicate that was able to purchase Domaine de la Pousse d’Or in 1964, historically a part of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti until the French Revolution. Two plots totalling 0.77 hectares make up this Savigny Les Beaune with the oldest vines dating back to 1962. A pitchy and grippy pinot here in 2020 with mildly resinous evergreen notes that seem to partially define the vintage, especially from Beaune. Also seems to indicate a healthy level of stem inclusion. Really purple fruit and formidable tannin, a fine if currently demanding dichotomy. Drink 2024-2028. Tasted May 2022.