2012 Nuits-St Georges, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine de Bellene

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All the grapes were de-stemmed and aged in larger wood to give a richer purple colour than the Beaune Grèves, with plenty of energy to the nose. The fruit really kicks in on the second half of the palate and it is beautifully, juicily, ripe. A wine of real substance. Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director Nicolas Potel is still hard at work developing his domaine, where the wines are made under his general direction by the talented Sylvain Debord, a curly-haired wild child. More vineyards are being planted in St Romain and for a Crémant de Bourgogne project and there may be further vineyard