Domaine de Bellivière (Eric Nicolas)

Confluence Les Arches de Bellivière Vin de France Chenin

9.07 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Bonnezeaux, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Racy, pure, electric fruit and mouthwatering salinity. Lemon, tart yellow apple, peach and pineapple fruit merge beautifully with toasted pine nuts tossed in sea salt. Virtually weightless mid palate that nevertheless caresses the mouth with texture, both slightly waxy and mineral. Finishes with excellent grip and slightly bitter pithiness. Fun and charming, yet complex. This humble cuvée is an outright steal if you can find it.

Racy, pure, electric fruit and mouthwatering salinity. Lemon, tart yellow apple, peach and pineapple fruit merge beautifully with toasted pine nuts tossed in sea salt. Virtually weightless mid palate that nevertheless caresses the mouth with texture, both slightly waxy and mineral. Finishes with excellent grip and slightly bitter pithiness. Fun and charming, yet complex. This humble cuvée is an outright steal if you can find it.

2 people found it helpfulJul 15th, 2018
Casey Schneider-Mizell

Such a perfect chenin. Ethereal stone fruits, green apple, and gooseberry on a field of wax and pebbles. A fun little tuffifrutti quality on the finish, too. More exuberant on the second day for whatever reason. Hard to get bored of a wine like this.

Such a perfect chenin. Ethereal stone fruits, green apple, and gooseberry on a field of wax and pebbles. A fun little tuffifrutti quality on the finish, too. More exuberant on the second day for whatever reason. Hard to get bored of a wine like this.

Nov 21st, 2020
Andrew Schirmer

Really rather lovely. Off-dry nose, lemon, peach, fascinating waxy-saline accord on the palate followed by an attractive bitter almond finish. Beautiful work.

Really rather lovely. Off-dry nose, lemon, peach, fascinating waxy-saline accord on the palate followed by an attractive bitter almond finish. Beautiful work.

Jul 1st, 2019
Marc Moret

Very light and fruity, very enjoyable!

Very light and fruity, very enjoyable!

Jan 22nd, 2019
Rob Iracane

Honeysuckle on the nose, terrific minerality. Needs food, maybe cheese.

Honeysuckle on the nose, terrific minerality. Needs food, maybe cheese.

Nov 10th, 2018
Sarah O'Kelley

More fruit driven Chenin compared to my recent Guiberteau experience. Peach & citrus but backbone of rocks. Not as edgy as Guiberteau but still delish!

More fruit driven Chenin compared to my recent Guiberteau experience. Peach & citrus but backbone of rocks. Not as edgy as Guiberteau but still delish!

Apr 22nd, 2018
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.0

Saman had this 2 years ago

Saman had this 2 years ago

Jul 29th, 2018