Bitouzet Prieur Volnay 2017

Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING Pinot Noir.

Producer/Winery: François Bitouzet; Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur;
Volnay, France.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Volnay; Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2017

Price: €26.00 ($28.75)

Purchased From: Cave Saint Valerien; Tournus, France.

Paired With: Veal with mushroom sauce.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, light ruby color with a lighter rim. Wonderfully robust cherry, sliced mushrooms and wispy “Pope Paul rose” blossom aromas. Silky smooth, thin and noticeably dusty mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 200-grit texture. Boisterous flavors of ripe cherry, cranberry, bread right out of the toaster and just a touch of licorice. Plenty of bright acidity, light fine grain tannins that grew very slowly and a long earthy finish that was dominated with a licorice taste, but ended with a fruity aftertaste. This was a VERY SMOOTH Pinot Noir and there was a very slight, but unique and persistent mineral background from mid-palate through the finish. We both commented that it was OUTSTANDING Pinot Noir.

François Bitouzet in his Volnay cellar
Photo from Rosenthal Wine Merchant.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.