Maison Roche de Bellene Bellenos Coteaux Bourguignons Cuvée Rouge 2016
Maison Roche de Bellene Bellenos Coteaux Bourguignons Cuvée Rouge 2016: Named for the ancient Celtic god of the sun, Bellenos (pronounced buh-len-os) wines are the ideal introduction to Burgundy. Bright, charming, affordably priced and ready to drink, they are the delicious “yes” that answers the eternal question: “Can’t we drink Burgundy every day?”.
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. 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.