2013 Volnay Vieilles Vignes Maison Roche de Bellène

Volnay Vieilles Vignes Maison Roche de Bellène
Colour
Red
Producer
Maison Roche de Bellène
Region
Volnay, Red Burgundy
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2017-2025
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now
2013 Volnay Vieilles Vignes Maison Roche de Bellène
Colour
Red
Producer
Maison Roche de Bellène
Region
Volnay, Red Burgundy
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2017-2025
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

In Bond
Case price

£218.22 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(6 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, December 2018

This old vine Volnay is a flagship wine in the Roche de Bellène selection. Nicolas always takes huge pride in sourcing the very finest fruit from his home village’s appellation. With bright cherry and redcurrant aromas, the palate has good definition, an appealing volume, easy tannic structure and full finish.

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Producer

Maison Roche de Bellène

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.

Region

Volnay, Red Burgundy

A red wine appellation only, wines from Volnay might be considered the most revered of southern Burgundy. They have been celebrated since the 18th century for their delicacy. But they are not fruit forward like those of Beaune or Chorey Lès Beaune nor have the brooding structure of Pommard.Instead, they have superb linearity, focus and poise while sheathed in velvety tannin. This slightly reticent personality comes out even more with a bit of age, though some can be approached very young. There are no grand cru vineyards in Volnay, but there are some excellent premier cru examples including Volnay Les Champans and Volnay Les Caillerets. Chardonnay grown in the shared Santenots vineyard must be labelled as Meursault.

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