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BELLENOS COLLECTION

« Burgundy at the heart of the terroir »

Maison Roche de Bellene has created a range of “pleasure” wines: the Bellenos Collection. Due to their brand name, the wines from this collection pay tribute to the ancient Celtic sun god. They are the ideal introduction to Burgundy wines.
All three of the Bellenos wines — Cuvée Blanc, Rosé of Gamay Noir, and Cuvée Rouge — are grown on the sunny slopes of the Coteaux Bourguignons (“Hillsides of Burgundy”) appellation. This new appellation was created in 2011 to showcase the classic taste of the entire Burgundy region, from the Côte d’Or in the north to Beaujolais in the south. Our wines from the Bellenos Collection show a wide aromatic palette of the different grape varieties they are made from.

Produced by Nicolas POTEL, the Bellenos wines are the result of the cool and sunny climate of Burgundy, of its terroir and its traditional grape varieties. Bright, charming, affordable and ready to drink, they are the delicious “yes” that answers the eternal question: « Can’t we drink Burgundy every day? »
BELLENOS CUVÉE BLANC
The Cuvée Blanc is pure Chardonnay from selected parcels in the Beaujolais area of southern Burgundy. Produced in the traditional style, with eight months of barrel aging on the fine lees (no new oak), it is a deliciously juicy, rounded white wine, with a silky texture and surprising depth.
Grape variety : 100% Chardonnay
Nature of the soil: Limestone
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel; Maturation
in used oak casks.
Alcohol: 12.5%
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BELLENOS ROSÉ GAMAY NOIR
This very expressive rosé is pure Gamay Noir from Beaujolais. Beautifully clean, ripe fruit and minimal winemaking preserve the naturally fruity personality of the Gamay grape: vibrant red raspberry and cherry flavors, and the bright mineral edge that is typical of this area of Burgundy.
Grape variety: 100% Gamay Noir
Nature of the soil: Granite, clay and limestone
Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tanks.
Alcohol: 12.5%
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BELLENOS CUVÉE ROUGE
The Bellenos Cuvée Rouge is primarily from the Beaujolais area in the south of Burgundy, where fruity, mineral-inflected Gamay Noir is grown on granite soils. It is blended with finely structured Pinot Noir from the Côte d’Or in northern Burgundy. The result is a fresh, fruit-forward “Vin de Plaisir” — a deliciously expressive wine for everyday enjoyment.
Grape varieties: 90% Gamay Noir and 10% Pinot Noir
Nature of the soil: Granite in Beaujolais; Clay and limestone in the Côte d’Or
Vinification: Whole-cluster maceration and pressing for the Gamay;
brief cold soak and de-stemming for the Pinot Noir; traditional fermentation in open-top vats
Alcohol: 12.5%
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