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Bitouzet-Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes 2016


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Clos de Chenes is one of Volnay's most important crus.
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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.

Professional Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

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" The first thing to strike on this gorgeous wine is the subtle lift of red-currant on the nose. The palate presents this concentrated and tart purity of fruit with all its freshness and verve on a slender, elegant body that is delicately structured, yet firm and resonant." -Anne Krebiehl

What importer Rosenthal Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...

The “Clos des Chenes”, again from one of the renowned 1er Cru sites in Volnay, is a touch fruitier and more subtle than the Taillepieds with slightly less stout tannins. It is a generous and quite exceptional wine that always reflects exceptional balance. The Bitouzet parcel is 0.54 hectare and the vines were planted in 1976, 1982 and 1986.


  • Grape Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Vintage


  • Size


  • Farming Practice


  • Style

    Earthy , Elegant , Fruity

  • Sweetness


  • Body

    Light Bodied