Michel/Estelle Prunier



If you take a look at the famous Pitois-Poupon map of the Côte de Beaune, you’ll notice that it includes part of two valleys that stretch out to the west of the main slope.  The towns in these valleys — St. Aubin in one and Auxey-Duresses in the other — are a bit less well known than the others in the Côte, and often provide excellent value. Michel Prunier (who works with his daughter Estelle) is often described as the best producer in the village, and his wines can be real finds.

Prunier’s white wines include the Chorey-les-Beaune “Clos Margot” and Auxey-Duresses blanc.  The latter comes in an old vine version as well.  Both of the Auxey whites resemble nwighboring Meursault.  He has reds from Auxey, of course, and also from Chorey-les-Beaune and Volnay’s famous premier cru vineyard “Caillerets.”

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