Nicolas Potel is one of Burgundy’s most fascinating and talented winemakers. Burgundy born and bred, he travelled the world to gain experience at other domaines, both in Burgundy and beyond – gaining experience at the likes of Domaine Georges Roumier, Moss Wood, Mount Mary (both Australia) and Tom Dehlinger (California).
Nicolas Potel created Maison Roche de Bellene, the négoce arm of Domaine de Bellene, in 2008. He uses his connections around the Côte d’Or to source excellent fruit. He considers it an “haute couture” négociant operation. He works with many of the most prestigious sites in the region – including all five of the Montrachet Grands Crus.
He also buys in mature wines that are sold under the Collection Bellenum label.