- Maison Roche de Bellene
- Clos de Vougeot
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2032
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2011
A big blustery wine that carries itself on stage with a voluminous palate of sweet Morello cherry, red currant and cocoa. Oak spice is slightly more prominent giving additional hints of clove, cinnamon and vanilla. 2009 proved an excellent vintage for Clos de Vougeots and Nicolas' is noexception.
Neal Martin, January 2011,
The Clos de Vougeot is ripe, almost exotic on the nose with a slight saline tincture. The palate is medium-bodied with great harmony and focus. Grainy tannins, a touch of spice, very composed towards the finish. This is beautifully crafted by Nicolas Potel, quintessential Clos de Vougeot. Tasted January 2011.
Burghound, April 2011,
Medium level wood influence fights a bit with the otherwise ripe and earthy wild red berry fruit aromas that slide gracefully into rich, full-bodied and generous middle weight plus flavors that still manage to be attractively precise on the firm, serious and youthfully austere finish that displays excellent depth. 2024+.
Jancis Robinson, January 2011,
Firm, dense and really rather convincing. Broad palate entry and then rather struttingly grand cru quality fruit. Crackling taffeta texture. Excitement here! Very long – and that's because of fruitnot oak weight. Great length. I may be a bit conservative in my suggested drinking window.
Maison Roche de Bellene
Son of the family who used to own the illustrious Domaine de la Pousse d’Or, Nicolas Potel set up his négociant label Maison Roche de Bellene in 2008. A Bourguignon through and through, Nicolas’ unrivalled local network of thoroughly reliable grower-suppliers allows him to source fruit from the most sought-after parcels in the Côte. He also produces a selection of domaine wines (under Domaine de Bellene). The emphasis remains to this day on well-sited venerable vines and viticulture and the Maison Roche de Bellene label is the superlative source of attractive, well-priced Burgundy wines. Nicolas chose the name ‘Bellene' in honour of the ancient Roman name for Beaune.
Clos de Vougeot
Clos de Vougeot is a Grand Cru appellation situated in the heart of the Cote de Nuits producing only red wines from the Pinot Noir grape. The vines are enclosed within a single walled vineyard built by monks in the 12th and 14th Centuries. With 47.54 hectares under vine Clos de Vougeot is the largest Grand Cru vineyard in the Cote d'Or.