Sweet juicy black cherry flavours, this is a plump and full wine, with a hint of masculine intensity. Masses of drive and lift with a long fulfilling finish.
This is slightly riper with even more spice character to the red currant and black pinot fruit imbued nose. There is a really lovely mouth feel to the refined middle weight flavors that possess plenty of dry extract that helps to buffer the notably firm tannins that coat the palate on the long, balanced and solidly complex finale. Drinking 2024
Racy and tense with a bit of gas but no more intense than the Petits Monts. Slightly dry on the end. Drink 2017-2024
Maison Roche de Bellene is Nicolas Potel's négociant company. Following huge changes with bigger and more interesting projects behind the scenes, Nicolas left his former business and took up permanent residence at his new Beaune chai. Here, he is focusing on his négociant wines that he is continuing from his previous portfolio as well as producing a selection of domaine wines (under Domaine de Bellene). We have never seen him happier. He chose the name ‘Bellene' in honour of the ancient Roman name for Beaune. To house his new spirit and wines, he is rebuilding a 14th century cellar with only natural, pure materials including organic chalk and hemp. Unique in the region, we have never seen anything like it.
The vineyards of the modest village of Vosne Romanée are arguably the most sought after in the Côte d'Or. It is host to excellent Village and Premier Cru wines, but it is its most famous Grand Crusthat truly stand out: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux, Romanée St. Vivant and La Romanée as well as Cros Parentoux, a Premier Cru vineyard which attracts Grand Cru attention (and prices). Vosne-Romanée can be remarkably robust and powerful, yet be charming and fleshy giving it one of the most diverse styles of the region.