BW18512

Montrachet grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2012



£670.00

75cl ALC 13%

Intense nose and palate with super ripe fruit, white peaches and passion fruit, held in check by an incredible mineral backbone and delicious, rich, toasty, buttery notes. Wonderful.


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Details

France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet

Still White

100% Chardonnay

Dry and full

Environmentally friendly

Drink or Keep

2012

Chicken, Roast

13%

75cl

Roche & Domaine de Bellene

Born and bred in Burgundy, Nicolas Potel, the man behind Roche de Bellene, describes himself as a ‘Haute Couture’ negoçe (merchant).

He has also assembled his own 26 ha of vineyards with those wines going under his Domaine de Bellene label, Bellene being a Latin name for Beaune. With these two hats on, Nicolas can field an impressive range of wines, with us selecting our favourites each year to offer to our customers. He also supplies our Tanners Red Burgundy. Nicolas has all the contacts necessary to buy top quality grapes and wine, even barrels of illustrious grand cru wines from top growers. Many of these links date from the days that his father, Gérard Potel, managed Domaine de la Pousse d’Or in Volnay and was a leading figure in the rise of domaine-bottled burgundies. Nicolas is always brim-full of ideas, his infectious energy always spilling into plenty of new projects and wines. Sustainability is always high on the agenda, whether it is working the vineyards organically or in the design of his winery which occupies 16th century, once military, buildings in Beaune. With his heart in the Côte de Beaune, this is also a great source of wines from the Côte Chalonnaise and the Côte de Nuits.

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Vintage guide

A warm season but with cooler nights, 2022 looks to have brought both excellent quality and, importantly, a decent quantity. The 2021 vintage was heavily affected by frost meaning quantities are well down though the quality is very good. 2020 was historically early and regarded as a great vintage. 2019 is a worthy successor to the excellent ‘18s, where low yields have given very concentrated wines. A seriously good vintage here in 2018 as the region escaped the frosts which have plagued recent years. They have a good crop of rich, aromatic whites across the region as a result. Despite a familiar and now all-too-frequent late frost in 2017 the growers in the Côte d’Or were better prepared and the vintage has delivered excellent results, with many domaines back to ‘normal’ yields. In the Mâconnais and Chablis growers were not quite so lucky with yields down for the second year but wines of excellent quality. What there is in 2016 is very good but sadly frost and hail had a bigger than usual impact this year, particularly in Chablis and the Mâconnais, but almost no-one escaped unscathed. 2015 produced round, full whites with good, ripe fruit. 2014 started well enough with an early spring but a cooler than average summer, and hailstorms in the south, reduced yields. The resultant wines, however, have elegance and beautiful balance. A cold season in 2013 meant yields were low but good growers have produced some very drinkable wines.

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