The entry-level red Burgundy from Nicolas Potel comes from old-vine vineyards in the Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise. The major part (80%) of this wine is matured in barriques and the remainder is produced in stainless steel. This maintains a pure style with bright fruit and a fine texture.
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Maison Roche de Bellene is the négociant (making wine with fruit from other growers) of Nicolas Potel, the well-known and highly regarded winemaker in Burgundy. Nicolas is an old friend of Ernst Loosen, and we are extremely happy to have him as part of our import portfolio.
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 BIO certified 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.