1966 Maison Roche de Bellene Collection Bellenum Volnay 1er Cru Santenots
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • JR 96

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Reg: $450.00

$325.00

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JR 96
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2013
(19/20) Very sumptuous and rich and flattering. Alive and reverberant. Glorious! Great balance. So rare to find this combination of development and vibrancy.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 1966
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Label

This Volnay Santenots is part of the Roche de Bellene Collection Bellenum - a fine selection of very rare old vintages by Nicolas Potel. These wines, dating back from 1959 to 1996 are the result of a very strict selection of old vintages exceptionally released from the wine cellars of some of the most famous producers of Burgundy.

Santenots is in southern Volnay close to the village of Meursault.

Winery

Maison Roche de Bellene

Maison Roche de Bellene is a negociant business in Burgundy launched in 2009 by Nicolas Potel, the owner of Domaine de Bellene. The business offers only the finest wines in limited cuvees to achieve its goal: to be the only “Haute Couture" negociant in Burgundy. Grapes are sourced from the same growers that Nicolas has been working with the last 15 years, who are either BIO certified or practice sustainable farming methods. The range of wines includes the widest selection of Grand Crus, prestige cuvees and individual terroirs from old vines both the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits.

Bellene comes from the name “Belenos”, an ancient Gallic god of sun and beauty similar to Apollon to the Greeks and to the god of the sun to the Celtic. Beaune City was named “Belena” during the Roman period and “Bellene” in the Middle Ages.