- Maison Roche de Bellene
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2032
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, November 2018
Another excellent expression from the hill of Corton, with a darker colour and greater concentration on the palate. Whole bunch fruit gives it some spicy aromatic top notes, whilst the palate shows depth and volume. Plenty of muscle here.
Burghound, April 2019,
A more subtle touch of oak sets off red and dark berry fruit, warm earth, humus and gamy scents that are trimmed in a background touch of forest floor character. The sleek if not particularly dense medium weight flavors possess an appealing vibrancy that carries over to the firm and youthfully austere finale. Drink 2027+
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.
The Grands Crus of Corton, a red made from Pinot Noir, and Corton Charlemagne, a white made from Chardonnay are shared between Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix Serrigny and Pernand Vergelesses. The vines for both are planted on the hillsides underneath the plateau of Corton's woodland forest. The majorityof Pinot Noir is planted in the southern and eastern sector where the soil is naturally rich with red iron clay giving additional body and power. Overall, the wines from these areas tend to be fruit forward and fleshy with a balance of round edges and fine concentration.