Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Bourgogne Rouge 2018Regular price $32.00 Save $-32.00
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Bitouzet’s precise, poised Bourgogne Rouge comes from a single vineyard—a lieu-dit called Petit Près situated immediately below village-level Volnay turf on the slope. With no new wood, it presents its carefully rendered fruit in a straightforward and appealing fashion, albeit with an attractive underlying spice-tinged minerality.
François Bitouzet’s ancestral roots in Burgundy cover at least the last two centuries. His father’s great-great grandfather, M. Gillotte, arrived in Auxey-Duresses in 1802 and was mayor of that village, as his other ancestors settled in Vonay in 1804. The Bitouzets were one of the first of the family domaines in this region to bottle their wines, with François great grandfather already garnering medals for his winemaking talents in 1860. François’s mother, Annie Prieur, has equally distinguished antecedents. Her family (both Prieurs and Perronnets) was long established in Meursault and Ladoix. The resulting “merger” of the Bitouzet and Prieur family holdings has created a domaine of distinction and breadth.