Domaine de Bellene Volnay Les Grand Poisots 2021
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.00% alc./vol

Domaine de Bellene Volnay Les Grand Poisots 2021

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

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.

Hailing from the Volnay lieu-dit adjacent to Pommard's Le Poisot. A fresh and airy nose is comprised by notes of red and dark berries along with plenty of newly turned earth character. The caressing, delicious and vibrant flavours possess very good volume before terminating in a mildly austere and sneaky long finish. This possesses fine development potential and overall, it is a Volnay villages to consider. 

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

95 Points - John Szabo, MS

From a Volnay lieu-dit planted in 1985, Potel's Grand Poisot 2021 is a beautifully detailed and fine-grained wine, the epitome of balance and poise, with a sapidity that runs from start to long finish, drawing saliva and desire for additional sips along the way. Neither reductive nor oxidative, it finds a comfortable and attractive milieu, displaying a range of bright, tart red fruit mixed with gentle spice, with the influence of oak (20% new) fully integrated into the ensemble. Tannins are silky-smooth, acids comfortable and length excellent. A Volnay of classical proportions, refreshingly fresh and refined after several years in a row of superripe, concentrated wines, a nostalgic call back to earlier times. Best 2025-2035