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2010 Nicolas Potel Domaine de Bellene Bourgogne Pinot Noir Maison Dieu Vieilles Vignes, Burgundy, France

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Wine Notes

Domaine de Bellene (winery) and Roche de Bellene (negociant) were established by Nicolas Potel in 2008.

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $27

Score: 83   When to drink: 2013 to 2016
The Wine-Searcher score of 83/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score When to drink
15/20   2013 to 2016
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Price History for 2010 Nicolas Potel Domaine de Bellene Bourgogne Pinot Noir Maison Dieu Vieilles Vignes, Burgundy, France
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Grape Variety

Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, from western Germany and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is the patriarch of the Pinot family of grape varieties – so called because their bunches are similar in shape to a pine cone (pinot in French). Other members of this family include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Aligote and Pinot Noir's white-wine counterpart, ...more

  • Bourgogne Rouge wines are the still reds produced under the generic Bourgogne appellation. Created in 1937, it covers those Burgundy wines made from vineyards without location-specific titles. Bourgogne Rouge wine can be produced from grapes grown in any one (or more) of 300 communes throughout Burgundy.

    Pinot Noir is the predominant grape used in Bourgogne Rouge, but Chardonnay, ...more

  • Bourgogne is the generic, catch-all appellation title for the Burgundy wine region in eastern France ('Bourgogne' is the French name for Burgundy).

    Burgundy has a complex and comprehensive appellation system; counting Premier Cru and Grand Cru titles, the region has more than than 700 appellation titles for its wines. Thus Bourgogne wines often come from a vineyard (or, se...more

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