Maison Roche de Bellene Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes 2017
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12.5% alc./vol

Maison Roche de Bellene Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes 2017

Burgundy, France
Regular price $120.00per bottle ($1,440.00per case)
12 bottles per case
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Elegant & Lively

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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.

Clos des Chenes is one of Volnay's most notable premier cru vineyards, located on the midslope of the Côte d'Or escarpment. The wines of this cru are some of Volnay's best, exhibiting bright fruit characters along with fine tannins, good acidity, and plenty of elegance.

A forward, sweetly fruited nose of blackberries and cherry, on the palate lots of blackcurrant fruit and notes of dried red berries interwoven with cedar spicing. Very attractive wine with sumptuous fruit and fine tannins.

Pair this delicious and lively wine with roast beef, veal, game birds, or rabbit. Soft cheeses such as camembert and brie also pair beautifully.  

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 - Megha Jandhyala

95 points

There is a tender beauty to this Volnay, the fruit of 50 year-old vines in the Clos des Chênes premier cru. The nose is an arresting perfume of violets, lavender, perfectly ripe red berries, and sweet, woody herbs, while the palate is a delicate interplay of cherries, strawberries, raspberries, and subtle spice. It feels silky and refined, with fine-grained tannins and firm acids. The finish reverberates softly. It is drinking well now and will continue to do so for the rest of this decade. Tasted January 2023