Broad and imposing, the hill of Corton visually dominates its immediate environs, announcing the commencement of the Côte de Beaune in dramatic fashion as one heads from north to south. Here, the rigorous unbroken east-facing procession of the Côte de Nuits yields to a circular orientation, as the vineyards of Ladoix, Aloxe-Corton, and Pernand-Vergelesses fan out 360 degrees from Corton’s densely forested cap—echoing the more variegated orientations and multiple diversionary combes of the Côte de Beaune itself.
BY NEAL MARTIN | JULY 17, 2018 Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur farms 12 hectares around the village of Volnay and Meursault, including a clutch of serious Volnay premier crus. I tasted a small selection of 2016s that had been recently bottled with winemaker François Bitouzet, the son of Vincent Bitouzet and Anne Prieur. Bitouzet practices organic viticulture […]
A committed classicist, Vincent Bitouzet has provided us with over thirty-years worth of structured, demanding, age-worthy, satisfying wines, both red and white, from the heart of the Cote de Beaune. Based in Volnay and blessed with extensive holdings in Meursault as well, this domaine is a tried and true standard bearer for all that is fundamentally good and sound in Burgundy: conscientious and sensitive work in the vineyards, respect above all for the specific character of each lieu-dit, patience and attention to detail in the cellar, and a commitment to producing wines of depth and, of critical importance, longevity.
Wines: Beaune 1er Cru “Cents Vignes”, Bourgogne Blanc, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Bourgogne Rouge, Meursault “Clos du Cromin”, Meursault “Les Corbins”, Meursault 1er Cru “Charmes”, Meursault 1er Cru “Perrieres”, Meursault 1er Cru “Santenots”, Volnay, Volnay 1er Cru “Clos des Chenes”, Volnay 1er Cru “Les Aussy”, Volnay 1er Cru “Les Mitans”, Volnay 1er Cru “Pitures”, Volnay 1er Cru “Taillepieds”