Roche & Domaine de Bellene

Roche & Domaine de Bellene

Occupying 16th century, once military buildings in the Rue du Faubourg St-Nicolas in Beaune, Nicolas Potel operates under two guises. The first is the 26 ha Domaine de Bellene which includes vineyards from Pommard in the Côte de Beaune up to Vosne-Romanée in the Côte de Nuits.

The second is Maison Roche de Bellene which is the merchant side of the business, buying in wine, must and increasingly grapes with the aim of being, as Nicolas puts it, the ‘Haute Couture’ negoçiant of Burgundy. Born and bred in Burgundy (his father ran Domaine de la Pousse d’Or for many years and was a leading figure in the rise of domaine-bottled burgundies) Nicolas has all the contacts necessary to buy top quality supplies in quantities as small as single barrels of illustrious grand cru wines. Since this part of the business started in 2008 we have supplied consistently satisfying bottles to Tanners customers including those of our house red burgundy whose provenance goes back to vines held by the Potels during their time at Pousse d’Or. Nicolas has also channelled his infectious enthusiasm into running Domaine de Bellene along strict organic lines achieving accreditation in 2011 only to be forced, much to his disappointment, to give it up several years later due to mandatory spraying against the leafhoppers that spread the disease Flavescence Dorée. Notwithstanding that, the wines are brilliant!

  1. Chambertin gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Chambertin grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2012
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Super berry fruit on the nose, with some gentle ginger spice. Pin-point balance of power and...
    £235.00 per bottle
  2. Chambertin gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Chambertin grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2013
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Superb nose, richly fruity yet creamy. Tense in the mouth with loads of fruit and density which...
    £225.00 per bottle
  3. Chambertin-Clos de Beze g.c. Roche Bell.
    Chambertin-Clos de Bèze grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2013
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    A big wine, for Burgundy, full of rich fruit with huge depth, plenty of ripe tannins and some...
    £218.00 per bottle
  4. Latricieres-Chambertin g.c. Roche Bell.
    Latricières-Chambertin grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2010
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Powerful, well-structured Grand Cru Burgundy from Nicolas Potel. Beautiful strawberry and black...
    £85.00 per bottle £139.00 per bottle
  5. Charmes-Chambertin g.c. Roche Bell.
    Charmes-Chambertin grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2010
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Lovely nose of fragrant wild berries and spice, then velvety and rich with cherry and wild berry...
    £110.00 per bottle £135.00 per bottle
  6. Corton-Charlemagne gr cru, Roche Bellene
    Corton-Charlemagne grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2011
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A big, rich spicy and powerful wine with great minerality and elegant freshness. Concentrated and...
    £95.00 per bottle
  7. Corton-Charlemagne gr cru, Roche Bellene
    Corton-Charlemagne grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2013
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A big, rich spicy and powerful wine with great minerality and elegant freshness. Concentrated and...
    £130.00 per bottle
  8. Criots Batard Montrachet gr cru, Roche Bellene
    Criots Bâtard-Montrachet grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2013
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Lovely ripe plummy nose, honeysuckle and white blossom, white peach too. More restrained on the...
    £230.00 per bottle
  9. Tanners Red Burgundy
    Tanners Red Burgundy, Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Maison Roche de Bellene 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    Made by the talented Nicolas Potel this has a super nose of ripe damsons and black cherry, more of...
    £16.50 per bottle
  10. Bonnes Mares gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Bonnes Mares grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2012 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Very attractive, pure and with lovely depth, this has really welldefined blue and black fruit, a...
    £228.00 per bottle
  11. Le Montrachet gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Le Montrachet grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2010
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Intense nose and palate with super ripe fruit, white peaches and passion fruit, held in check by a...
    £430.00 per bottle
  12. Romanee St Viv gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Romanée-Saint-Vivant grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2012
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Rich and brooding this has exquisite black fruit almost liqueur like, plenty of fine oak and great...
    £550.00 per bottle
  13. Echezeaux gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Echézeaux grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2014
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Echézeaux can provide some of the best value grand cru wines and this is no exception. It...
    £110.00 per bottle £135.00 per bottle
  14. Chambertin-Clos de Beze g.c. Roche Bell.
    Chambertin-Clos de Bèze grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2014
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    A big wine, for Burgundy, full of rich fruit with huge depth, plenty of ripe tannins and some...
    £205.00 per bottle
  15. Richebourg gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Richebourg grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2014
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Attractive red and black fruits on the nose, very complete on the palate showing great balance,...
    £620.00 per bottle
  16. Grands Echezeaux gr cru, Bellene
    Grands Echézeaux grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2014
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Intense almost liqueur-like of damsons, cherries, a hint of cassis and some nice spicy oak. The...
    £200.00 per bottle
  17. Savigny les Beaune vv Bellene
    Savigny-lès-Beaune Blanc, Domaine de Bellene 2015
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Very appealing nose of ripe pears and a touch of melon. Gorgeous, easy feel in the mouth, very...
    £25.00 per bottle
  18. Meursault 1er cru Generières, Bellene
    Meursault 1er cru Les Genevrières, Maison Roche de Bellene 2014 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    This has an elegant, floral nose with a rich palate and plenty of citrus character, sweet fruit,...
    £79.50 per bottle
  19. Batard Mont gr cru, Roche Bellene
    Bâtard-Montrachet grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2015
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Really concentrated with depth and complexity. So much going on: pears and caramel, mineral and...
    £280.00 per bottle
  20. Corton-Charlemagne gr cru, Roche Bellene
    Corton-Charlemagne grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2014
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A big, rich spicy and powerful wine with great minerality and elegant freshness. Concentrated and...
    £95.00 per bottle
  21. Chambertin-Clos de Beze g.c. Roche Bell.
    Chambertin-Clos de Bèze grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2010
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    A big wine, for Burgundy, full of rich fruit with huge depth, plenty of ripe tannins and some...
    £230.00 per bottle
  22. Echezeaux gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Echézeaux grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2013 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Pinot Noir Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Echézeaux can provide some of the best value grand cru wines and this is no exception. It has...
    £122.50 per bottle
  23. Le Montrachet, Roche Bellene
    Montrachet grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2012
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Intense nose and palate with super ripe fruit, white peaches and passion fruit, held in check by an...
    £630.00 per bottle
  24. Richebourg gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Richebourg grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2012 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Pinot Noir Burgundy >
    Very deep and complex with plenty of ripe black and red fruit coupled with fine tannins, this is...
    £499.00 per bottle
  25. Bienvenues gr cru, Maison Bellene
    Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2015
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Really concentrated with depth and complexity. So much going on: pears and caramel, mineral and...
    £250.00 per bottle
  26. Chambolle Amoureuses Roche de Bellene
    Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Amoureuses, Maison Roche de Bellene 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Rich, dark, black cherry and blackberry fruit with plenty of mocha, coffee and chocolate notes,...
    £280.00 per bottle
  27. Echezeaux gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Echézeaux grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Echézeaux can provide some of the best value grand cru wines and this is no exception. It has...
    £160.00 per bottle
  28. Chambertin gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Chambertin grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Superb nose, richly fruity yet creamy. Tense in the mouth with loads of fruit and density which...
    £320.00 per bottle
  29. Chambertin-Clos de Beze g.c. Roche Bell.
    Chambertin-Clos de Bèze grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    A big wine, for Burgundy, full of rich fruit with huge depth, plenty of ripe tannins and some...
    £270.00 per bottle
  30. Bonnes Mares gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Bonnes Mares grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Full of fresh, dark fruit character on both the nose and the palate, creamy black cherries and dark...
    £250.00 per bottle
  31. Richebourg gr cru, Roche de Bellene
    Richebourg grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Brilliant wine, although it is hiding its light under a bushell at present. A brooding beauty with...
    £670.00 per bottle
  32. Grands Echezeaux gr cru, Bellene
    Grands Echézeaux grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2015 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Near perfection from Mr Potel, this is a powerful and dense wine, spicy notes intermingling with...
    £199.00 per bottle £250.00 per bottle
  33. Puligny-Montrachet vieilles vignes, Maison Roche de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Puligny-Montrachet vieilles vignes, Maison Roche de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A very pretty floral nose of orange blossom and acacia honey, some charming greengage and peach...
    £234.00 per case
  34. Côte de Nuits Villages, vieilles vignes, Domaine de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Côte de Nuits Villages, vieilles vignes, Domaine de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    An intriguing mix of floral notes and cooked red fruits on the nose, dominated by raspberries on...
    £93.00 per case
  35. Savigny-lès-Beaune vieilles vignes, Domaine de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Savigny-lès-Beaune vieilles vignes, Domaine de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A perfumed nose of plums and blueberry fruit with a violet note. Good depth and poise with some...
    £99.00 per case
  36. Volnay 1er cru Clos des Chênes, Maison Roche de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Volnay 1er cru Clos des Chênes, Maison Roche de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Black cherries and cream on the nose with some notes of violet, there are some fine well balanced...
    £252.00 per case
  37. Charmes-Chambertin grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Charmes-Chambertin grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Beautiful nose of sweet black cherry liqueur, more black berries on the palate but lifted by...
    £120.00 per case
  38. Echézeaux grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Echézeaux grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Big, opulent and spicy with plenty of rich damson and plum fruit with liquorice and dark chocolate....
    £405.00 per case
  39. Richebourg grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Richebourg grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Plummy fruit with blackcurrants and a lovely toasty coffee aroma. More of the same on the palate...
    £TBA
  40. Puligny, Roche de Bellene
    Puligny-Montrachet vieilles vignes, Maison Roche de Bellene 2015
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    With a heady, floral perfume and subtle beeswax aromas this Puligny shows wonderful richness in the...
    £55.00 per bottle
  41. Chorey, Maison Roche de Bellene
    Chorey-lès-Beaune vieilles vignes, Maison Roche de Bellene 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Raspberry and nectarine fruit on the nose, tightly wound palate with hints of stewed dark berried...
    £27.00 per bottle
  42. Savigny VV Bellene
    Savigny-lès-Beaune vieilles vignes, Domaine de Bellene 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A perfumed nose of dark cherry, plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit followed by a tightly wound...
    £27.00 per bottle
  43. Cote de Nuits Villages, Roche de Bellene
    Côte de Nuits Villages, vieilles vignes, Domaine de Bellene 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Sweet brambly fruited nose, with wild strawberries and crushed plums and cherries. Generous fruit...
    £24.50 per bottle
  44. Corton gr cru, Roche Bellene
    Corton grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2016
    Pinot Noir 14.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Intense, deep nose of cranberry, black forest fruits and smoky, sweet tobacco notes. The richness...
    £75.00 per bottle
  45. Grands Echezeaux gr cru, Bellene
    Grands Echézeaux grand cru, Roche de Bellene 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    A forward, sweetly fruit nose of blackcurrants, plums and cherries. The concentration follows on...
    £290.00 per bottle
  46. Bienvenues gr cru, Maison Bellene
    Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet grand cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2016
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    As you would expect of a grand cru, a mineral core, apricot and pear fruit and cleansing acidity. A...
    £289.00 per bottle
  47. Chassagne, Roche de Bellene
    Chassagne-Montrachet vieilles vignes, Maison Roche de Bellene 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A wonderful, inviting nose with oaky, buttery notes, white orchard and yellow plums and floral...
    £49.00 per bottle
  48. Meursault Narvaux, Roche de B
    Meursault, Les Narvaux, Roche de Bellene 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    From a very small, high vineyard, just under the woods, is this very good sweet-fruited and...
    £52.00 per bottle
  49. Meursault 1er cru Generières, Bellene
    Meursault 1er cru Les Genevrières, Maison Roche de Bellene 2016
    Chardonnay Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    This has an elegant, floral nose with a rich palate and plenty of citrus character, sweet fruit,...
    £79.00 per bottle
  50. Chambolle Amoureuses Roche de Bellene
    Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Amoureuses, Maison Roche de Bellene 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Rich, dark, black cherry and blackberry fruit with plenty of mocha, coffee and chocolate notes,...
    £290.00 per bottle