- Maison Roche de Bellene
- Bonnes Mares
- Pinot Noir
- 2020 - 2030
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2011
Chocolate and vanilla oaked aromas. On the palate it has a silky texture and focuses more on elegance of fruit rather than power. A well rounded wine from this fine vineyard which received notoriety under the Cistercian monks as one of the very top Grand Crus.
Burghound, April 2012,
A notably ripe liqueur-like nose of plum, cassis and dark berry fruit also offers up notes of spice and warm earth. There is plenty of mid-palate concentration to the velvety and suave medium-bodied flavors that brim with dry extract on the balanced, mouth coating and imposingly persistent finish. Very solid quality here. Drink: 2022+.
Jancis Robinson, January 2012,
Lively, racy, but markedly less concentrated than the Chambertin grands crus. Pretty. Quite lacy. Drink 2015-2025
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.
Perched between Morey-St-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny in the heart of the Cotes de Nuits this Grand Cru appellation can balance the best characteristics of both. Bonnes Mares wines combine fragrance and femininity with body and power. A seductive combination indeed.