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2016 Bitouzet-Prieur Volnay Pitures

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June 4, 2023 - $56



93Wine Enthusiast

Ripe red-berry flavors are still developing in this rich wine. Its structure shows the generous Volnay character, with integrated tannins and swathes of ripe fruit.

92Vinous / IWC

...blessed with a wonderful, pure bouquet of vibrant red cherries and crushed strawberry infused with minerals, rose petal aromas...palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, gorgeous crunchy tannins and an almost Pommard-like reserve towards the finish.

92-93Stephen Tanzer

Ripe but high-pitched aromas of raspberry, strawberry and licorice complicated by a captivating floral quality... This sexy, classy wine finishes with rather massive dusty tannins that avoid dryness.

There is excellent volume, power and richness to the dense, serious and sappy flavors that also deliver fine length...


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay, Pitures-Dessus

Volnay is a small appellation with just 904 vineyard acres and a town of fewer than 500 residents. Nevertheless, to Burgundy enthusiasts, it's a jewel. Clive Coates calls Volnay “one of the most delightful wines and one of the most rewarding communes in the Côte d’Or.” Robert M. Parker Jr. described Volnay as “the queen of the Côte de Beaune.” Volnay has always been appealing. In the 13th and 14th centuries the powerful Dukes of Burgundy acquired land there and built chateaux. The medieval town sits on the hillside above the vineyards and the appellation is restricted to red wines made of Pinot Noir. Though there are no Grands Crus, there are 35 Premiers Crus. Some reviewers say the lighter soil of Volnay, compared with Pommard to the north, makes Volnay wines more delicate and elegant than wines from neighboring appellations. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that Volnay has a “high-quality level of winemaking…The top Volnays possess an immense, seductive fruitiness and lushness…”


Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.