- Maison Roche de Bellene
- Bonnes Mares
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2033
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2015
A beautifully feminine style, with stunningly perfumed aromas of violets and blackberries. A really bright mouthfeel, with layers of purity. An absolute standout wine; refined, elegant and just pleading to be drunk. A great glass.
Neal Martin, April 2016,
The 2014 Echézeaux Grand Cru, which was taken from cask, has a well-defined blackberry and cranberry scented bouquet, backward at the moment, a little pinched perhaps. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit, a keen line of acidity and satisfying depth. There is a touch of spice towards the finish of this very decent, structured Echézeaux. Drink: 2019 - 2033. 90/100
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.