Domaine Belleville was established in Rully at the beginning of the 20th century in the heart of wine-making Burgundy. With 22 hectares of vineyards spread out from north to south Burgundy, its wines express a diverse range of characteristics from both the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals. Domaine Belleville was purchased in 2017 by an American couple and group of international friends and partners who have since also acquired the Champagne house Leclerc Briant and Manoir Murisaltien in Meursault.
Domaine Belleville Santenay Rouge Les Hates 2018
Fruity and elegant on the nose with fresh red cherry, raspberry and crushed blackcurrant, highlighted by aromas of light spice. Fruity, mineral, silky and round in the mouth with cherry, squashed raspberry and light notes of plum, toasted wood and caramel. Long and persistent.
The grapes are all sorted and destemmed. Cold maceration lasts for 3-5 days and is followed by alcoholic fermentation for 15-20 days. 1 or 2 ‘remontages’ are carried out a day plus ‘pigeage’ to extract the tannins and lend good structure to the wine. The free-run juice is blended with the pressed juice before aging in oak casks for a period of 12-16 months. Fining and light filtration are used before bottling on the estate.
Pair with Peking duck, home made hamburgers, light creamy cheeses