Domaine de Bellene Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Hommage à Jean Ferté 2021
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.00% alc./vol

Domaine de Bellene Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Hommage à Jean Ferté 2021

Burgundy, France
Regular price $86.95per bottle ($521.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Savoury & Rich

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.

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 for 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.

This is a structured wine, with muscle and power. Aromas of red berries and currants are followed by sweet, tangy, savoury and autumnal  notes of aromatic spices and forest floor. Fermented with 50% whole bunches and aged in 10% new wood. 

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

WineAlign

93 Points - John Szabo, MS

Made from a blend of two premier crus vineyards, Les Hautes Jarrons and Les Peuillets, bottled unfined but lightly filtered after ageing in barrel of which 30% were new, this is a composed and complete wine, balanced, succulent and juicy on the palate, with a fine mix of red and darker fruit, but most of all evident energy and vitality. Tannins are ultra-fine in the Savigny idiom, and length and complexity are excellent. This is one of the sharper values in the Bellene estate portfolio, with a real stony-mineral character, still 2-4 years away from prime, or hold into the early-mid '30s.