100% Chardonnay

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. Vincent Bitouzet’s ancestral roots in Burgundy cover at least the last two centuries. His great-great grandfather, M. Gillotte, arrived in Auxey Duresses in 1802 and was mayor of that village. In 1804, the Bitouzet line settled in Volnay. The Bitouzets were one of the first of the family domaines in this region to bottle their wines.

While showing a nice mineral underpinning, this Chardonnay in a more seductive, opulent direction. Its ripeness and palate weight is noteworthy. In the glass, it is a deep, satisfying gold, well-saturated but bright, with just the slightest green tint at the rim. The nose is explosive and rich, with notes of ripe yellow apple, pear, grilled pineapple, fresh cream, and well-integrated oak notes.