MAISON ROCHE DE BELLENE
Maison Roche de Bellene is the negoçiant arm of Nicolas Potel’s vinous empire, sitting alongside his own wine producing business, Domaine de Bellene. His credentials are as impeccable as his wines, and he is one of the leading lights of a new breed of Burgundian super-negociants who have modernised the business of sourcing wine from the best growers in highly-rated estates.
In doing so, Burgundy's wines have been propelled right back up to the top. He is very keen on biodynamics, and of the growers he works with, many operate organically. The man himself says, 'I prefer more sensitive winemaking than a work made by analysis of results'. Nicolas Potel is on a roll, and receiving much praise for his efforts in turning out great wines across the price spectrum, which in Burgundy can be enormous.