Domaine De Bellene
maison roche de bellene vosne-romanee vieilles vignes 2020 750ml
Maison Roche de Bellene is the négociant label of Nicolas Potel, the well-known and highly regarded winemaker in Burgundy, also the mastermind behind Domaine de Bellene.
Founded in 2009, the emphasis at Roche de Bellene is on individual terroirs from vieilles vignes (old vines — 40 years or older) that are farmed responsibly. All of the growers that Nicolas works with are either certified organic or farming according to the principles of lutte raisonée (“sustainable viticulture”). This enables Nicolas to consistently produce the expressive, terroir-driven style that is his vision.
In addition to Maison Roche de Bellene, Nicolas launched a second project involving a range of older vintages under the label "Collection Bellenum". These rare wines are the result of a very strict selection of vintages released from the wine cellars by some of the most famous producers of Burgundy. The Bellene name origin comes from Bellenos, an ancient Gallic god of sun and beauty. The city of Beaune was first known as "Bellena" during the Roman times, followed by "Bellene" during the Middle Ages and eventually translated into Beaune.
Vosne-Romanée is the epicenter of elite Red Burgundy. Home to seven grands crus, there is no other village in Burgundy that combines such intensity of flavor with refinement of structure. Asian spice, cherries, raspberries are the hallmarks of this appellation. This is serious wine with an underlying structure and complexity from old vines.