Vincent Bitouzet has been in partnership with famed importer Neil Rosenthal for over 30 years, bringing classic, old-school Burgundy to wine lovers in the U.S. His great-great-grandfather established the domaine, and when Vincent married Anne Prieur she brought along her own family history of winemaking along with significant vineyard holdings. Today the domaine is about 12 hectares in Volnay and Meursault.All of the Bitouzet-Prieur vineyards are farmed organically. Copper is kept to a minimum and sexual confusion is employed to reduce insect infestations. winemaking is very traditional, native yeast fermentation and aging in mostly used barrique.
What importer Rosenthal Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...
Bitouzet’s exemplary Volnay comes from 2.2 hectare’s worth of holdings planted between 1961 and 2003 in three sites: Les Petits Gamets, Ez Echards, and the villages-level portion of Les Aussy. Aged for 16 months in a modest 10% new oak, it is of a piece with the domaine’s loftier premier cru cuvées, emphasizing impeccable purity of fruit and haunting balance, and underpinned by enough structure to allow for gradual and striking improvement in the cellar.
Earthy , Fruity , Minerally