Maison Roche de Bellene Volnay Vieilles Vignes 2014
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13% alc./vol

Maison Roche de Bellene Volnay Vieilles Vignes 2014

Burgundy, France
Regular price $66.00per bottle ($396.00per case)
6 bottles per case
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Balanced & Elegant

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.

Sometimes known as the Chambolle Musigny of the Côte de Beaune, Volnay is famous for its silky, elegant wines with finesse, delicacy and an almost ethereal nose. However, the wines have a depth and structure that can allow them to age for decades. Remington Norman said it wonderfully in his book The Great Domaines of Burgundy: 'If the wines of Pommard sometimes seem like a truck-driver's interpretation of Pinot, then those of Volnay are a ballerina's.

This product is part of the LCBO Classics Catalogue. It will take approximately 3-4 weeks to be delivered from its release date.

About the Winery

Groupe Bellene

Groupe Bellene is composed of the négociant “Maison Roche de Bellene” and the winery “Domaine de Bellene” both located in Beaune. Nicolas Potel grew up at the Volnay Domaine Pousse d'Or, where his father, Gérard, had worked since 1964.

Nicolas trained abroad and returned home in 1996, hoping to build a négociant business and that was the start of Maison Nicolas Potel. Potel began sourcing grapes from good parcels, often working with the growers to improve quality. By 2002, he was making 120 wines from 50 different appellations.

Today he runs Maison Roche de Bellene, a micro-négoce that 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 works with are either organic certified or farming according to the principles of lutte raisonée (sustainable viticulture). This enables Nicolas to consistently produce the expressive, terroir-driven style that is his vision. In addition he owns his own vineyards and bottles these wines under the label Domaine de Bellene. You can also find some special back vintage offerings that Nicolas has sourced from his friends in region, this is labelled under Collection Bellenum.

Press Reviews

Wine Spectator

93 Points

A bright, sleek style, displaying violet, cherry and black currant aromas and flavors. Well-structured and balanced, this lingers with smoke and mineral accents. Terrific length. Best from 2019 through 2032. 295 cases made.

Wine Align

91 Points - John Szabo

Pale, light delicate, tart red fruit-inflected in both the vintage and the village style, this is a pinot in the fine-grained, firm and refined genre, not intended to blow one away, but subtlely draw you in with savour and sapidity. Tannins are light and dusty, supported by an equal measure of acids; it's not a wine for the long term, but will offer a succulent and savoury experience over the next 4-6 years or so I'd say.