Roche de Bellene Saint Veran Blanc 2018 (Burgundy, France)

Roche de Bellene Saint Veran Blanc 2018
(Burgundy, France)

Regular price $35.00 Sale price $26.97 Save $8.03


Notes from the winemaker:
The Saint-Vran appellation lies in the south of the Mconnais region. It is split into two separate islands by its close relative Pouilly-Fuiss. Both occupy slopes forming part of the chain of hills to which the Rock of Solutr belongs. This rocky backbone is made of fossiliferous limestone from the Middle Jurassic. This part of Burgundy is known for a clean, vibrant and mostly un-oaked style of Chardonnay.


Our obsession at Bellene with old vines and low yields worked to our advantage in 2017. The wines show more concentration, grip and complexity as a result. In the end, the vintage was saved by the cooperation of growers who made the right decision to defend against late April frost. We were rewarded with a near perfect growing season afterwards and avoided the frost-induced challenges that most European vineyards encountered in 2017. Teamwork really paid off in this vintage.

Ratings & Reviews

Allen Meadows' Burghound (2017):
"A smoky green apple, pear and softly floral nose leads to rich, generous and sappy medium-bodied flavors that possess a beguiling texture if limited depth on the ever-so-mildly sweet finish. This forward effort is also relatively easy-going if somewhat awkward though it may sort itself out." - (Jun 10, 2019)