Domaine Michel PRUNIER et Fille
Auxey-Duresses is a small village of 350 inhabitants, situated in Côte de Beaune, 10 km from Beaune, 2 km from Meursault. It is tucked in a valley between where the great red wines of Volnay and Pommard meet the great white wines of Meursault. The Prunier family has been making wine in Auxey-Duresses for over four generations. After establishing their own winery in 1968, Michel Prunier and his wife, Michèle started off with one inherited hectare and one rented hectare. Since the addition of their daughter Estelle to the team, the family now looks after a total of twelve hectares. Their land is divided among several Appellation Contrôlées in the Côte de Beaune: Meursault, Beaune, Chorey-les- Beaune and Auxey-Duresses.
Although Michel Prunier’s winemaking style does follow traditional practices, modern viticultural techniques are employed in order to craft these great wines. Producing both red and white wines, the domaine uses principally organic viticultural techniques. Domaine Michel Prunier et Fille has been mentioned and acknowledged by many French and foreign guides such as Gault et Millau, Revue des Vins de France, Le Guide Dussert Gerbert, Le Guide Hachette, Vins et Santé, Guides des Vignobles et de la Gastronomie, as well as guides by Robert Parker and Hugh Johnson. The winery has received many gold & silver medals over the years for their outstanding wines.
The vines for this wine enjoy an eastern, south-eastern exposure to the sun, on the picturesque
hillsides of the Hautes-Cotes de Beaune.
This bright and lively wine drinks beautifully now, and will improve with some short to medium-
term cellaring. Light to medium-bodied, the nose displays fresh strawberry notes with balanced
acidity, and the palate shows soft and supple tannins.