Maison Roche de Bellene Pinot Noir, Burgandy, France, 2018 (750ml)
This entry-level red Burgundy comes from vineyards in the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. The vines range in age from 30 to 80 years and are farmed sustainably. Think delicious smashed cherry skins, crunchy acidity and a fresh vibrant intensity. Beneath all the fresh red fruit there is a subtle earthiness and chalky tannins. This old vines Burgundy has finesse and a real quaffable quality.
This Bourgogne Pinot Noir is light enough to pair with salmon but complex enough to accompany duck confit. Try it with earthy-fatty meals like mushroom risotto, grilled trout or gnocchi with ricotta!
ABOUT THE WINERY
Maison Roche de Bellene is located in Beaune and is a micro-négoce that offers a complete range of wines, with an emphasis on individual terroirs from vieilles vignes (old vines - 40 years or older) that are farmed responsibly. All of the growers that Nicolas works with are either organic certified or farming according to the principles of lutte raisonée (sustainable viticulture). This enables the winemaker, Nicolas Potel, to consistently produce the expressive, terroir-driven style that is his vision.Varietal: Pinot Noir