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Domaine de Bellene Beaune Hommage a Francoise Potel Premier Cru 2018

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 Wine Spectator: 92 94 Points
Country:France
Region:Burgundy
Winery:Bellene
Grape Type:Pinot Noir
Organic:Yes
Vintage:2018
Bottle Size:750 ml
Product Description

Nicolas Potel Domaine de Bellene Beaune Premier Cru Vieilles Vignes Hommage a Francoise Potel is made from 100 percent Pinot Noir. 

A blend of five premier cru climats, this homage to Nicolas Potel’s late mother has a lovely and engaging aroma that combines delicate floral nuances with finely structured dark cherry and blueberry fruit. Even some cranberry emerges on the superbly focused mid-palate. A very elegant wine, with fine length.

Review:


Smooth and juicy, with fine Pinot Noir flavors of cherry and ripe plum. Tangy, pure, and refined; long and rich.
- Tasting Panel 94 Points



This is tightly wound, with a mineral underpinning and bright acidity defining the black cherry, black currant and stone flavors. Though compact now, it's balanced and long, with a fresh finish. Best from 2024 through 2040. 100 cases imported.

- Wine Spectator 92 Points

Winery: Bellene

The winery Domaine de Bellene was established in 2005 at the behest of several winegrowers, who wanted to lease some of their vines. This new vineyard was created with a desire to control the entire production process, from the soil cultivation to the bottle sales. Our estate is set in very old and historical buildings bought in 2006, and located at street Faubourg Saint Nicolas in Beaune. It took us some time to restore the buildings dedicated to production in accordance with the "High Environmental Quality" standard and to extend our vineyards holding. Also, we invested in high-performance winemaking equipment that respects the integrity of the grapes such as a stainless steel thermo regulated winery, a non-crushing de-stemmer, a vibrating sorting table, a sorting belt, gravity vatting stainless steel buckets, a pneumatic horizontal press, a vertical ratchet press and a vertical stainless steel press. Then 2007 marked the first vinification at our winery. We stroke to produce high quality wines with a perfect balance.


Our original 13.85-hectare-vineyard stretched from Santenay to the Côtes de Nuits Villages and produced three major appellations: Saint-Romain, Beaune and Savigny-Les-Beaune.

We craft our wines in organic farming and we have always sought to cultivate the vines in the respect of the soil. We want to yield very healthy grapes of the highest quality in terms of phenology.


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