- Maison Roche de Bellene
- Pinot Noir
- 2025 - 2038
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, December 2020
Exquisite in its refinement and elegance, its charming composure made it a little less obvious than some of the Grand Crus, but its graceful persistence will guarantee a long and glittering life.
Neal Martin, December 2020,
The 2019 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru was showing a bit of reduction on the nose compared to the other Grand Crus, which offers mainly black fruit with brown spices; the oak needs a few more weeks to fully assimilate. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, harmonious and silky in texture. It does not quite fan out as much as the Grands-Echézeaux by direct comparison, although it does feel very persistent. Give it 4–5 years in bottle. 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.
Romanée-St-Vivant, which takes its name from the monastery of St-Vivant founded in c. 900, is a Grand Cru vineyard in Vosne-Romanée on the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy. It is the largest of Vosne-Romanée's six Grands Crus and produces red wine only. The vineyard is located on the slope to the north of the town of Vosne-Romanée and is the nearest vineyard to this village. Romanée-Saint-Vivant's soils are deep and rich in clay and lime, which means the wines of Romanée-St-Vivant are usually lighter and less powerful than its neighbours'. Domaine de la Romanée Conti is the largest proprietor, owning over half of the area's 9.5 ha.