- Maison Roche de Bellene
- Pinot Noir
- 2024 - 2040
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, December 2020
A really lovely Richebourg, wonderfully scented red cherry fruit. It starts off shy and then slowly builds up in the palate with a feeling of succulent fruit and silky volume. The fruit shows a degree of ripeness. This is classy, rich and intense, very layered and always with a flowing freshness.
Neal Martin, December 2020,
The 2019 Richebourg Grand Cru is more expressive on the nose compared directly with the Romanée-Saint-Vivant, offering dark plum, violet, shaved black truffle and a touch of black tea, and more sous-bois scents emerging with aeration – very complex. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip on the entry. This is well balanced even if it does not quite convey the arching structure that I seek in a top Richebourg. Maybe it has something up its sleeve. Drink 2025 - 2045
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.
Richebourg is one of the six Grand Cru vineyards in Vosne Romanée consisting of 8ha which is shared between 10 producers including Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noellat and Domaine Meo-Camuzet. Richebourg is based mainly on limestone deposits with some clay making the wines robust and voluptuous with a long life expectancy