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Nicolas Potel, after his first steps as winemaker in the family Estate in Volnay: le Domaine de la Pousse d’Or, he built up his own negoce in 1996 then, in 2000, Maison Potel-Aviron in Beaujolais region. In 2005, Nicolas built up his own Estate, Domaine de Bellene, in Beaune with 15 Ha of organic vines in Côte de Beaune.
In 2008, after the departure from SAS Nicolas Potel company, Nicolas Potel launches his new negociant business called "Maison Roche de Bellene".
The philosophy is the same as Nicolas used to
in Nuits-Saint-Georges: we have been keeping the same source of
wines and the same relationship with growers that Nicolas have
been working with the last 15 years.
Nicolas Potel has also launched a range of very
rare older vintages, under the name "Collection Bellenum".
|BELLENE...The origin of the name Bellene comes from 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. The first name of Beaune City was Belena during the roman period, then in the Middle Age Belena was renamed Bellene and Baulne in the 18th century to finally become as it is now, "Beaune".|