Maison Roche de Bellene Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 2016
  • White Wine
  • Chardonnay
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% alc./vol

Maison Roche de Bellene Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 2016

Burgundy, France
Regular price $179.00per bottle ($1,074.00per case)
6 bottles per case
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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. 

Founded in 2009, Maison Roche de Bellene offers a complete range of wines, with an emphasis on individual terroirs from vieilles vignes (old vines - 40 years or older) that are farmed responsibly. All of the growers that Nicolas Potel works with are either organic certified or farming according to the principles of lutte raisonée (“sustainable viticulture”). This enables Potel to consistently produce the expressive, terroir-driven style that is his vision.

Les Combettes is one of Puligny-Montrachet's most northerly Premier Cru climats. Located on the midslope of the Côte d'Or, it has a stony limestone terroir, which is excellent for growing the Chardonnay grapes to which it is planted. Les Combettes Premier Cru wines generally combine the racy minerality of Puligny with the rounder body of Meursault, which lies on the climat's northern border.

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

Wine Align - David Lawrason

97 Points

Maturing slowly, this is just moving into some gold shading at seven years. It is a lovely, gracious and seamless wine with complex, refined if not effusive aromas melding peach/pear fruit, lemon, subtle spice and the beginnings of tertiary nutty complexity. The sense of charm is its abiding feature, but there is also power and depth. The length is outstanding with fine minerality. Tasted January 2023.