- Maison Roche de Bellene
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2035
- Case size
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Goedhuis, November 2018
Echezeaux has performed well in 2017, and this is another example of the site’s cool, fluent, rich fruit. This has the requisite structure to age well for many years.
Decanter, November 2018,
Nicolas Potel has reduced the amount of new wood used for his top négociant wines, and to good effect. This cuvée comes from three suppliers and shows Potel's skill as a blender. The wine is aromatic, sappy and enticing, segueing into a palate that's refined and well balanced, with just enough oak to frame the red fruit sweetness. Drink 2022-2030
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.
One of two Grand Crus within the Flagey-Echezeaux area right in the heart of the Cote de Nuits. Relatively large and consequently diverse for a Grand Cru, the better Echézeaux wines undoubtedly deserve this status. As always in Burgundy vineyard location and grower is critical.