Domaine de Bellene Bourgogne Rouge Maison Dieu 2013

£19.00

When is organic wine not organic? Well, when you're too ethical to be organic of course! Wait what, isn't that like being too millennial to eat avocado? That's exactly what...

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When is organic wine not organic? Well, when you're too ethical to be organic of course! Wait what, isn't that like being too millennial to eat avocado? That's exactly what the guys at Domaine de Bellene have been going through. Like John Lennon sending his MBE back to the palace in a cab, Domaine de Bellene voluntarily left the certification. This was due to there being no alternative to pyrethrum in treatment against leafhopper. They felt pyrethrum was not selective enough; causing harm to all sorts of useful critters. Thus, they make fantastic Pinots with an organic philosophy but without the sticker on the back. Well done guys, making ecological choices is a reward in itself!


While running Maison Nicolas Potel in Nuits St Georges, Nicolas Potel set up his own négoçiant company in 1997, the year after his father’s death and the sale of Domaine de la Pousse d’Or which Gérard Potel had been managing. Though his own business was taken over by the Cottin brothers of Maison Labouré-Roi in 2004, Nicolas continued to run the operation until 2009 while looking out for vineyard land of his own. In 2005, he was able to buy some vineyards (the former Domaine Carementrant, in Beaune) though the 2005 and 2006 crops were included in his négoçiants operation, then bottled as Domaine Nicolas Potel for 2007. The business has been renamed Domaine de Bellene from the 2008 vintage onwards.


The wines have minimal intervention used in both the vineyard and the winery to best express the terroir of Burgundy. The grapes go through a sorting table, then around 40% are destemmed. The fermentation takes place in a mixture of stainless steel and oak casks and takes place for around 20-25 days. The grapes are then gently pressed to maintain a purity of fruit, then aged in used oak to give subtle and integrated spiced notes, without overpowering the red fruit and earthy expressions of Pinot Noir.

UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

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Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.