TVG Bourgogne Les Maison Dieu 750ML

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Leading winemaker Nicholas Potel has over delivered here in his quest to make quality bourgogne at an affordable price! As ‘natural’ as wine can be, 100% organic and biodynamic from 70+ year old vines! 13.5% Alc without any additions. This delightful medium weight rouge cascades red and blue fruit, exotic spice with plenty more complexity and depth for its level. Impressive offering … drinking beautifully now but will cellar for up to 5 years plus if you can resist.

Domaine de Bellene is the latest instalment in the career of the talented and enterprising Nicolas Potel. Having grown and then sold his original micro-negociant (Maison Nicolas Potel) business in 2003, Potel has gradually been purchasing vineyard holdings to create what is now Domaine de Bellene. At the heart of the domaine are some of the great (and often under-appreciated) vineyards of Beaune, where the domaine boasts holdings in Greve 1er, Clos du Roi 1er, Pertuisots 1er, Teurons 1er and Perrieres 1er. In addition the now legendary Potel skill of knowing where to find great vineyard sites has extended the range to special plots in Savigny, Santenay, St Romain, Nuits St Georges (Villages and Chaignots) and Vosne Romanee (Quartiers and Suchots). All the sites are farmed organically at the least and where possible biodynamic principles are being employed. The vineyards are always based around old vines with an average minimum age of 70+ years and in the case of Greve 104 years old vines cover his small holding.

In the cellar, the wines are made without additions ie no enzymes, acidification, sugar other than nature which produces these fine pinot noir grapes. Letting the vineyard and the season express itself without excessive intervention from the hand of man is central to making wine here. The wines themselves offer an insight into the philosophical leanings of Potel; favouring purity and transparency over extraction, playing on emphasising terroir rather than simple fruit expression. The original penchant for the use of 100% stems has been tempered and now none are used for the lesser appellations, 50% for the mid-range cuvees and 100% for the top wines. Even then the thicker part of the stems is removed.