Domaine Bellene 2021 Meursault "Les Forges" showcases the epitome of Meursault's excellence. This wine represents a harmonious fusion of purity, complexity, and elegance. With its luscious fruit, minerality, and well-integrated oak, it exemplifies the finest qualities of single vineyard Meursault. While it can be enjoyed in its youth, it holds the promise of becoming even more captivating and extraordinary with extended aging. This wine is a testament to the renowned Meursault terroir and the Domaine Bellene's dedication to producing exceptional wines.
"Bellene" is the name for the village of Beaune through the Middle Ages, and Nicolas Potel has chosen this brand name in reference to this city, historically linked with wine and famous for its diviersity of terroirs.
The Domaine de Bellene was born in 2005, following the proposal of certain winegrowers, stopping their activity, to exploit their vines in the form of rent.The desire to master the entire production sector, from the vineyard to the marketing of wines, with a view to very high quality was decisive in the creation of this winery.The time to find the real estate structure, acquired in 2006 rue du Faubourg Saint Nicolas in Beaune, to restore the buildings dedicated to production while respecting “High Environmental Quality” standards, to enlarge the existing plot by purchasing vines, to invest in efficient winemaking equipment that respects the integrity of the grapes (all stainless steel thermoregulated vats, non-crushing destemmer, vibrating sorting table, sorting conveyor belt, stainless steel tubs allowing vatting by gravity, pneumatic horizontal press, vertical ratchet press, all stainless steel hydraulic vertical press, etc.), 2007 marks the first vinification of the estate.
13.85 ha formed the initial plot extending from Santenay to Côtes de Nuits Villages with 3 major centers in the Saint-Romain, Beaune and Savigny-Les-Beaune appellations.Conducted from the start in organic farming, we have always sought to work the vines with respect for the terroir so that at the harvest, the grapes are of very high quality, both health and phenological.
The aromatic bouquet stands out for the enveloping notes of honey and vanilla. On the palate it is mineral yet rich with a soft and extremely elegant and slightly chalky finish.