This very expressive rosé is pure Gamay from the Beaujolais area of southern Burgundy. It is produced by Nicolas Potel at his Burgundy négociant company, Maison Roche de Bellene. Nicolas and his team have sourced beautifully clean, ripe fruit and have used minimal cellar work in order to preserve the naturally fruity personality of the Gamay grape. The Bellenos Rosé of Gamay Noir has vibrant red raspberry and cherry notes and the mineral inflection that is typical of the southern, Austral region of Burgundy.
Fruit comes from Coteaux Bourguignons ("Hills of Burgundy"), a new appellation created to showcase the classic taste of the entire Burgundy region, from south (Beaujolais) to north (Côte d'Or). The soil is composed of granite, clay, and limestone.
Rosé de pressée: direct pressing of whole clusters to extract a light color, but not too much tannin; fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tanks; light fining with bentonite; no filtration.
Production: 500 Cases