Domaine Bellene

The new Domaine de Bellene was born in 2005, when some of the growers Nicolas Potel had been working with decided to stop their own production and proposed that he take over their vineyards. Nicolas saw this as the ideal opportunity to realize his long-held desire to control the entire production chain, from vineyard to market, in order to ensure the highest level of authenticity and quality.

In 2006, Nicolas acquired the Domaine buildings and began renovating them according to very strict environmental standards. Nicolas takes environmental responsibility very seriously and it is integrated into all aspects of the estate: buildings, vineyards, cellar work, energy conservation and generation, and packaging materials.

In the cellar, vinification is minimalist. Fermentation starts naturally, with indigenous yeasts. No enzymes, cultured yeasts or acid adjustments are used and filtration is avoided. During fermentation, no artificial light is allowed in order to minimize the loss of beneficial, light-sensitive compounds, such as resvératrol.

Nicolas Potel's goal at Domaine de Bellene is to produce pure, characterful wines that are clear expressions of their classic Burgundy terroirs. And he wants to do this in a way that works with nature as much as possible, with minimal impact on the land and the environment.

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Domaine Bellene Nuits St Georges VV 2012
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90Rich and meaty, boasting cherry, tar and spice flavors. Features plenty of grip, persisting on the long, detailed finish.
Item Number: 24980

Domaine Bellene Savigny les Beaune VV 2015
This cuvée is a blend of three parcels located very close to the Savigny-lès-Beaune Chardonnay parcels. All three vineyards are more than 60 years old and were converted to organic viticulture when they were acquired by the Domaine in 2005 and 2006. The wines are round and fruity, with soft tannins

Domaine Bellene Savigny les Beaunes VV 2014
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2014 Savigny-les-Beaune Vieilles Vignes has a crisp, raspberry preserve and black plum-scented bouquet that opens nicely in the glass and soon becomes quite intense. The palate is well balanced with taut tannin, and just a little hardness on the entry but that will soften with