Meursault - Clos du Cromin - Bitouzet-Prieur - Burgundy - France


White Wine

Benjamin Leroux

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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. As a result, ‘we should expect some great things from this producer’ says Neal Martin.

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 2020 whites are precise and elegant, the reds extremely classic and well-defined. In Neal Martin’s recently published notes, the Meursault Clos du Cromin is described as ‘very fine’ while the Meursault 1er Cru Charmes shows ‘real intensity’. Both the Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes and the Volnay 1er Caillerets are described as ‘excellent.’