Maison Roche de Bellene Collection Bellenum Savigny Les Beaune Villages 1996
  • Pinot Noir
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13% alc./vol

Maison Roche de Bellene Collection Bellenum Savigny Les Beaune Villages 1996

Burgundy, France
Regular price $74.95per bottle ($449.70per case)
6 bottles per case

Earthy & Floral

Nicolas Potel is an iconic producer in Burgundy. He grew up in a family dedicated entirely to wine; and after gaining some experience internationally, he started his own project in the late 90's.

As well as running his own wine property Domaine de Bellene and negociant company Maison Roche de Bellene, the ever resourceful Nicolas Potel has made a speciality out of sourcing parcels of older Burgundy wines from capable producers who have squirrelled away various gems from their best vineyards. Nicolas has got to know almost everybody in Burgundy during his twenty-five years of making wine.

The Collection Bellenum wines have moved only twice in their lives, from the original cellar to Potel's and now to yours!

I'd say they magnificently reflect the reality of Burgundy in that they are very varied, provide a thoroughly useful overview of how different vintages are developing, and include some completely stunning wines that are not Grands Crus, not even Premiers Crus but are simple village wines. - Jancis Robinson.

Between the Hill of Corton and Beaune, the landscape opens up like a map unfolding. The hills of the Côte de Beaune recede a little on either side of the little river Rhoin to reveal the ancient vineyards of Savigny-les-Beaune. For much of their history, they belonged to the domaine of the Dukes of Bourgogne, to neighbouring religious houses, or to the Knights of Malta. An imposing 14th century castle testifies to the appellation’s aristocratic qualifications and the AOC status dates from 1937.

This product is part of a special LCBO Vintages online offer. It may take approximately 3-4 weeks to be delivered.

Press Reviews

Wine Align - Michael Godel

91 points

While the '96 from Nicolas Potel is in some respects really showing its age there are others that bely the convention. Pine forest, dried herbals and rose petals mingle with fungi in a pinot noir knowable as from the 90s but the freshness is preserved, especially on the palate. That evergreen repeats in a liquid chalky way but then again so does the tang, verve and vitality. The Savigny is a wine of two parts or sections and the kind of wood it remained housed in for quite some time surely has much to do or ado with how it relates in 2021. As curious as it is enjoyable but all the while a worthy candidate. Drink 2021-2022. Tasted December 2021.