The Gravières wines are produced in one of the most famous Santenay “climat”. This particularly well exposed “terroir” produces rich wines, that benefit from very good ageing potential. 35 year old Pinot Noir vines on a stony clay-limestone soil rich in iron. the results are more complex than the other vineyards in the village. Powerful too with good aging potential.
Belland's wines had been on our radar for a while. With the success of their wines from the 2009 and 2010, we could resist no longer! Several tastings of the 2008s, 2009s and 2010s, have underlined our opinion that this is one of the best value sources for fine red and white Burgundy Wines. After the excellent 2011 wines, the 2012 vintage is even better, and the 2013 has also recieved excellent reviews from Allen Meadows, the Burgundy Wine Guru, amognst others. We are particularly fond of his Santenay wines, the home of the domaine itself.
"2012 red vintage is very concentrated, long in the mouth with fresh and very ripe fruit.They are quite similar to the 2005's but the tannins are smoother."' Roger Belland
"Real dedication and skilled wine-making amongst some of the well priced vineyards of the Cotes de Beaune, I repeat here what I have said for the last several vintages, which is that Belland's wines represent very good quality/price values, provided of course that you like the style as it won't be for everyone. I wish to stress that the style is not extreme but neither is it traditional." Allen Meadows - Burghound
A wonderfully fresh and admirably pure nose of dark cherries, raspberries, warm earth and soft plum aromas is followed by rich, supple and suave yet well-detailed flavors that also enjoy excellent phenolic maturity, all wrapped in a racy, intense, focused and beautifully balanced finish. This is a terrific Santenay 1er that should age well yet also drink well young if desired. Drink 2015+
Full plum still youthful, reduction on the nose, touch of maraschino, the texture is still light on its feet, linear into the tight finish, good tension the expansion comes on the finish which is broad and complex. Good freshness dusty tannins needs another year bottle age.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.