Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Volnay 2017
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Ruby-red color; it is fresh, fruity with exuberant red berry fruit that spreads on the palate, and it is lightly tannic on the finish to let one know this is from Volnay.
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.