Maison Roche

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.

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Maison Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Rouge 2016
This rich red is full of black cherry, violet and currant aromas and flavors, with a silky texture. Suave and concentrated, offering fine harmony and a lingering finish of earth and mineral. Drink now through 2022.
Item Number: 31922
Case: $191.40
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Maison Roche de Bellene Meursault VV 2015
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 Smooth and rounded, this wine has spice from wood aging as well as rich white and yellow fruits. The wine is concentrated from low-yielding old vines as well as richly endowed with acidity and minerality. Drink from 2020.
Item Number: 29220
Case: $359.70

Maison Roche de Bellene Volnay Vieilles Vignes 2015
A pure, dark fruit wine from this highly regarded village in the Côte de Beaune, which lies between Pommard and Meursault. There is an extra dimension of richness from the very old vines, which were planted in 1934, and naturally produce a smaller, more concentrated crop. The wine spends 15 months
Item Number: 27865
Case: $281.70

Maison Roche de Bellene Savigny les Beaune 2013
The village of Savigny-les-Beaune is in a side valley, a bit to the west of Beaune. This wine comes from a naturally low-yielding vineyard parcel that is 64 years old (planted in 1947). Gentle vinification with indigenous yeast and 14 months of barrel aging (30% new oak) give the wine a very fruity
Item Number: 24728
Case: $383.04

Maison Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Rouge 2015
The entry-level red Burgundy comes from vineyards in the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. The vines range in age from 56 to 88 years and are farmed sustainably. The major part (80%) of this wine is matured in barriques (15% of which is new oak) and the remainder is done in stainless steel. This