Domaine De Bellene
domaine de bellene hommage a francois potel vv beune premier cru 2021 750ml
Domaine de Bellene is the creation of Nicolas Potel – the son of the legendary Gérard Potel of Domaine Pousse d’Or. Potel's name has become synonymous with Burgundian wine and he is known for constantly challenging the borders of traditional winemaking in the region.
Named for Nicolas' mother, this cuvee is sourced from five separate premier cru sites. A perfumed wine made with with 50% whole cluster fermentation, thus adding to the bright aromatic lift on the nose. Scents of wild strawberries and currants are expressed up front with undertones of dried lavender. The palate shows finesse and complexity with subtle waves of sweet spice and notes of dried herbs. Great precision and clarity.
?About the vintage: A difficult vintage to say the least, but not one without merit. The region suffered reduced yields from spring frosts and a cool summer, meaning this vintage would have to be won through hard work in the vineyard and in the winery. This is a year of smaller quantities of fresh, refined and thoughtful wines from a full range of climats. A return to a cooler vintage, compared to recent years, will be sure to delight Classic Burgundy lovers who favour elegance and finesse