Domaine de Bellene - Villages Essentials
  • Red Wine, White Wine
  • Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
  • Dry
  • 750ml

Domaine de Bellene - Villages Essentials

Burgundy, France
Regular price $352.70per case
6 bottles per case
Only 10 items in stock!

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.

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.

A case includes 1 bottle of each wine.

1 bottle x Domaine de Bellene Côte de Nuits Villages Les Monts de Boncourt 2020
White | Chardonnay
91 points - Wine Align, John Szabo, MS

Queue the rarity alert! Only 5% of the production from the Côte de Nuits Villages is white wine so this is a real treat. Expect exotic fruits notes with a hint of stone fruit and toasted nuts. This wine is well balanced between the acidity and the structure - it is rich, pleasant and concentrated. A long finish lingers with hints of honey and fresh mint.

1 bottle x Domaine de Bellene Savigny-lès-Beaune Blanc 2020
White | Chardonnay
93 points - Wine Align, John Szabo, MS

Nicolas Potel calls this the 'flagship' white of his domaine operation with some justification, as year in year out, it's one of his best value wines. Smoky, leesy and refreshing, it has benefited from the higher yields in a hot vintage to produce a wine that's fresh and crunchy with understated wood and an oatmeal tinged mid palate.

1 bottle x Domaine de Bellene Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes 2020
Red Pinot Noir
93 points - Wine Align, Michael Godel

A slightly fresher nose offers up decidedly floral-infused aromas of spice, the sauvage and black cherry aromas. Once again, the medium weight flavours are not particularly concentrated, but they are reasonably refined in the context of what is typical for the appellation, all wrapped in serious if slightly rustic finale.

The cuvée of Nuits-Saint-Georges-Village, which has been part of Domaine de Bellene since 2009, comes from four different 'climats'.

1 bottle x Domaine de Bellene Savigny-lès-Beaune Villages Vieilles Vignes 2020
Red Pinot Noir
94 points - Wine Align, John Szabo, MS

This beautiful Savigny-lès-Beaune Villages cuvée is a blend of three parcels: all three vineyards are more than 60 years old and were converted to organic viticulture when they were acquired by the Domaine in 2005 and 2006. The wines from these vineyards are always round and fruity, with soft tannins and a mix of red fruit flavors and this vintage is no exception.

1 bottle x Domaine de Bellene Saint Romain Vieilles Vignes 2020
Red Pinot Noir
93 points - Wine Align, John Szabo, MS

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!

1 bottle x Domaine de Bellene Maison Dieu Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes 2020
Red Pinot Noir
92 points - Wine Align, Michael Godel

This is one of the oldest vines of Domaine de Bellene. Situated in the village of Pommard, the vineyards were planted in 1928 and the plot was bought by Nicolas Potel's parents in 1978. This plot always produces well balanced wines, and it has been farmed organically since 1992.

This wine is rich in colour and shows a complex aromatic palette and a beautiful structure. The nose is so attractive: the strawberry, raspberry and cranberry fruit have an earthy-twiggy depth, with a hint of cinnamon spice too. The tannins are fine and silky, and the lively acidity infuses the fruit on the palate with a pleasant juiciness.

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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!