Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Domaine de BELLENE: A Few 2011 and 2012 Reds and Whites (Beaune)

In 2008, Nicolas Potel left the negociant operation that bore his name and established Domaine de Bellène for estate wines and Maison Roche de Bellène for negociant wines. Many of the sources for the Potel wines followed him to the new twin operations. As had been the case with the Nicolas Potel wines, these wines (and the Maison Roche de Bellène wines that I will review tomorrow) show considerable variability. Since the same wines tend to show better (or worse) from one vintage to the next, I have always taken this variability to reflect the fact that some of the vineyard sources are considerably better than others. (Continue reading here.)