Nicolas Potel Burgundy Wine Dinner in Boston this Thursday

Attention Burgundy lovers in Boston! Please join Loosen Bros. USA Sales Manager Ian Dick and the excellent folks at Federal Wine & Spirits for a special wine dinner this Thursday.

At the Table with Nicolas Potel: A Special Look at the 2009 Roche de Bellene Wines

WHERE: Upstairs on the Square, Cambridge, MA
WHEN: Thursday, February 9
TIME: 7 pm
RESERVATIONS: Call Federal Wine & Spirits at 617-367-8605 or email

Here’s what Len Rothenberg, owner of Federal Wine & Spirits, has to say about Nicolas Potel and his wines:

“Older Burgundy aficionados will remember the fine wines that Gerard Potel made at his Domaine de la Pousse d’Or until his death in 1997. Many Burgundy collectors are cellaring the wonderfully expressive 2005s that his son Nicolas made at Maison Potel, his first artisanal negociant venture.

Nicolas has launched a new house, Maison Roche de Bellene, using grapes from many of the same vineyards he worked with before. At Roche de Bellene (the name evokes the Roman name for Beaune) he has refined his method and is working toward more sustainable viticulture and natural fermentation methods.

I recently had a chance to taste a range of his red and white 2009s. They are very exciting wines. They are more classic, purer and more rigorous than the 2005s at the same stage, while keeping Nicolas’ signature fidelity to terroir. The Montagny and Meursault are note-perfect with the latter promising richness to come; the Savigny and Gevrey both richly spicy, and the Volnay Pitures, heady and deep.

Upstairs Chef Susan Regis meditated on the dinner wines and has proposed a menu that will make this meal a gracious pas de deux.”


2009 Maison Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Blanc

Cod Cheeks
Finnan Haddie, Maine Lobster Sauce & Tiny Grit Cake
2009 Montagny Premier Cru

Braised Rabbit Pansotti
Escarole, Garlic & Buckwheat Groats
2009 Meursault Vieilles Vignes

Sliced Veal Sirloin
Cotechino Sausage, Pear Mostarda & Black Lentils
2009 Savigny-lès-Beaune Vieilles Vignes
2009 Volnay Pitures Premier Cru

Trio of Stinky Cheeses
Grilled Farm Toast
2009 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

$127 per person includes tax and service

Learn more about Nicolas Potel and Maison Roche de Bellene wines here.

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