2019 Bitouzet Prieur, Domaine Volnay Pitures

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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BH 93

Burghound, April 2021

(90-93 points) A background touch of toasted wood combines with notes of the cool essence of red berries, earth and pretty floral nuances. The delicious and intense bigger-bodied flavors also possess evident minerality...
VN 92

Vinous, December 2020

(90-92 points) The 2019 Volnay Les Pitures 1er Cru is perhaps missing the same cohesion as the Les Caillerets or Taillepieds on the nose. There is an attractive marine/oyster shell influence at play, though it comes...
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2021

Offering up notes of red berries, licorice and sweet soil tones, the 2019 Volnay 1er Cru Les Pitures is medium to full-bodied, firm and chalky, with tangy acids and a saline finish. It, too, will merit a bit of patience. - WK


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Volnay
Sub-appellation Pitures
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2019 Domaine Bitouzet Prieur Volnay Pitures is a Pinot Noir that has garnered solid reviews from prominent wine critics. This wine, produced by Domaine Bitouzet Prieur, carries an alcohol content of 13.0% and is sealed with a traditional cork closure.

Vinous reviewer Neal Martin awarded this wine 92 points, noting that it may lack the cohesion found in other wines from the same producer, such as Les Caillerets or Taillepieds. He described an "attractive marine/oyster shell influence" on the nose, although he found it somewhat subdued. On the palate, Martin highlighted the wine's medium body, firm tannins, and a "masculine, structured finish" that he found "very tight and laconic at the moment." He suggested this wine might be "a bit aloof" but recommended it for drinking between 2023 and 2038.

Burghound gave a slightly higher score of 93 points, praising the "cool essence of red berries, earth and pretty floral nuances" that combine with a touch of toasted wood. The reviewer described the flavors as "delicious and intense," pointing out the evident minerality and focused power that builds from the mid-palate to an "impressively lengthy finale." However, Burghound did note a touch of warmth as a minor reproach. The review concluded that this is a "big wine" that should age effortlessly for at least a decade, with a potential lifespan of over 15 years.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also provided a favorable review, scoring the wine 91 points. The review mentioned notes of "red berries, licorice and sweet soil tones," describing the wine as medium to full-bodied with firm and chalky characteristics. The critic, WK, emphasized the tangy acids and saline finish, advising that the wine will "merit a bit of patience."

Overall, the 2019 Domaine Bitouzet Prieur Volnay Pitures is well-regarded for its complexity and aging potential. It features a blend of red berry flavors, minerality, and a structured finish, making it a noteworthy choice for Pinot Noir enthusiasts.