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Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur

About the Producer

Region: Volnay & Meursault

One of the first Burgundy domaines to bottle their own wines, Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur was born of the marriage of Vincent Bitouzet of Volnay and Ann Prieur of Meursault. Today, this family domaine is run by François Bitouzet who has recently moved to an impressive new cuverie just outside Meursault. The holdings, 40% of which is Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir, include a selection of the finest Premier Crus in Volnay and Meursault. They are in conversion to organic viticulture but no herbicides have been used since 1995. The 2020 harvest started on 21st August and was over by 28th, the earliest a harvest has finished in six generations according to François. The whites are precise and elegant, the reds extremely classic and well-defined. All in all, this was a very impressive tasting and we are delighted to be introducing these exciting wines to you for the first time.

Tasting Notes

By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer

2020 Meursault Les Corbins
£240 per 6 bottle case in bond

A very focused and energetic Meursault with a lively bouquet of greengages, fresh apples and white flowers. Shows delightful tension on the palate with mouthwatering lime fruit notes and a chalky mineral freshness. Enjoy over the next five or more years. Drink from 2022.

2020 Meursault Clos du Cromin
£270 per 6 bottle case in bond

There is a little more intensity to the Cromin. A vivacious bouquet of limes and greengages leads to an utterly delicious palate with pithy grapefruit and lemon fruits while an energetic mineral freshness provides wonderful balance. Drink from 2023.

2020 Puligny-Montrachet Les Levrons
£360 per 6 bottle case in bond

Les Levrons has a tight nose with scents of green apple and freshly cut ginger. Mouthwatering green plum and squeezed limes notes are underscored by a taut mineral freshness. This classic Puligny will be approachable in a few years with the potential to age for much longer. Drink from 2025.

2020 Meursault 1er Cru Santenots
£420 per 6 bottle case in bond

Located higher up the hill, towards Volnay, this Santenots has a very fresh bouquet of limes and bright citrus fruits with a smoky mineral note. More open on the palate, lifted stone fruits and a subtle hint of spice on the finish show lovely expression. Drink from 2025.

2020 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
£420 per 6 bottle case in bond

From two parcels, including one planted in 1945, this has a very expressive bouquet with warm citrus flavours, a hint of grapefruit pith and a dash of lime. Fantastically fresh on the palate, green apple and tangy lime zest notes lead to a long finish with a delicate seasoning of white pepper. Showed very well from barrel. Drink from 2025.

2020 Meursault 1er Les Perrières
£540 per 6 bottle case in bond

From a single parcel in Perrières-Dessus planted in 1983, this has more intensity and detail than the Charmes with a plethora of crushed citrus and passion fruit aromas. Energetic lemon and lime flavours are underscored by a taut minerality leading to a long and persistent finish – fantastic. Drink from 2025.

2020 Volnay
£186 per 6 bottle case in bond

A perfumed bouquet of sweet cassis and wild strawberry leads to medium bodied palate with crunchy raspberry and red cherry fruits, finishing with an attractive smoky mineral note. A well-crafted and delicious Volnay. Drink from 2023.

2020 Volnay 1er Cru Pitures
£306 per 6 bottle case in bond

A deliciously expressive wine with a fragrant bouquet of blueberries, cassis and cherries and a hint of lavender. On the palate, supple blackcurrant fruits are supported by silky, mineral tannins while an ethereal rose petal and wild strawberry note adds complexity. Will age beautifully for a least a decade. Drink from 2025.

2020 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds
£330 per 6 bottle case in bond

Adjacent to Clos des Chênes, immediately south of the village, this Taillepieds has a plump bouquet of plums and ripe strawberries. The velvety palate shows juicy cassis and cherry fruits balanced by elegant tannins. This is a riper style but with outstanding development potential. Drink from 2025.

2020 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes
£360 per 6 bottle case in bond

Expressive yet well-defined, this beautifully refined Volnay has a brooding bouquet of sweet cassis and dark berry aromas. An intensely refreshing palate with supple black fruit is supported by fine mineral tannins which bring focus, leading to a long and powerful finish. As is often the case with Clos des Chênes, it should be cellared for at least five years. Excellent. Drink from 2026.

2020 Volnay 1er Caillerets
£465 per 6 bottle case in bond
A small production of just 2.5 barrels, this charming Caillerets has a generous bouquet of wild strawberries and cool blueberry fruits which open out in the glass. Showing lovely energy on the palate and superb length, fresh redcurrant
fruits are balanced by fine, integrated tannins. An absolutely delicious wine. Drink from 2026.

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Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
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