Wines to Seek Out
While this is a small estate, the range of wines is vast, ranging from Beaujolais-Village to Aloxe-Corton. I'd recommend these three wines if you are just getting to know Burgundy.
Maison en Belles Lies Bourgogne Aligoté
This is a monumental wine; there is no other way of putting it. Its magic begins with the exotic nose that conjures memories of sweet white flowers, key lime, honeycomb and a handful of herbs. The quick-paced acidity wipes the slate clean with each sip, and a delicious, mouthwatering finish lingers like the scent of a jasmine.
Maison en Belles Lies Santenay Blanc
An excellent, straightforward example of Bourgogne Blanc at the village level. Aromas are suggestive of lemon peel, golden apple, coconut and savory herbs, with a juicy, enticing acidity.
Maison en Belles Lies "L'Etrange" Vin de France
Dubbed "The Strange," this peculiar blend relies on Pinot Noir, Gamay and Chardonnay — a Passe-Tout-Grains of sorts, with a white cameo from Chardonnay. Its lightness borders on the ridiculous, but the fine, lean profile is so precise, and the aromas so abundant, it is a hard wine to turn away from — even if it is a little strange.