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2016 Maison Roche de Bellene French - Other (Red Blend) "Bellenos Cuvee Rouge"

2016 Bellenos Cuvee Rouge

Winery: Maison Roche de Bellene

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bellenos Cuvee Rouge"

Wine Category: French - Other (Red Blend)

Grape blend: Gamay & Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Burgundy

State or country: France

Price: $16

Cases produced: 1,000

KWG Score: 88.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 22, 2018

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir opens with a black raspberry like bouquet with a hint of pomegranate. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is more Gamay like with black plum, Concord grape and cola. I also detected hints of toasted oak, minerality and black pepper. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity show nice lingering length. This wine would pair well with coq au vin. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Bellenos Cuvee Rouge blends fruity, mineral-inflected Gamay from Beaujolais with finely structured Pinot Noir from the Cote d'Or in northern Burgundy. The result is a fresh, fruit-forward, and deliciously expressive "Vin de Plaisir" (a wine for everyday enjoyment)

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