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Review BITOUZET-PRIEUR MERSAULT 1ER CRU LES CHARMES 2014

BITOUZET-PRIEUR MERSAULT 1ER CRU LES CHARMES 2014

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"This cuvée is one of the gems of the domaine, a complete expression of this vineyard’s special character as Bitouzet’s holdings fall within two separate sites: one from the high part (“du Haut”) and another from the lower section (“du Bas”). The two parcels are vinified separately and then blended together before bottling to create the whole. The lower section provides a stony minerality and an almost tannic expression; the upper section yields explosive aromatics as well as a round, buttery mouthfeel. The two parcels make up a total of 0.55 hectare; the vines were planted in 1944 and another section in 1987. The soil is a pebbly limestone with sand and loam consistency. Two barrels are reserved for the US market and, at our request, magnums and occasionally double magnums are prepared."
Variety: Chardonnay
Region: Mersault
Vintage: 2014