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