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The popularity of Domaine Bizot have in the last few years risen significantly, along with their prices predictably. A bottle of Vosne Romanee village that I paid €75 would now set you back €3,500 a bottle (as of writing this article). While the estate have been slowly growing in size (see below vineyard addition), the demand is many multiples of the supply. A mere 7,000 bottles were produced in their entire production of 2021.

Viticulture and Winemaking

All their vineyards are organically farmed, including their recent addition of Corton Charlemagne in 2022 (affermage).

While their parcels are small, they still do rigorous pruning every year. Around 5-6 “buds” for Pinot Noir and around 8 for Chardonnay.

The reds go through 100% whole cluster fermentation. All their wines are aged in 100% new oak for 18 months (except if the white production are too small, then they would age in glass but keep it for family consumption). One of the main reasons why Bizot always use 100% new oak for all his wines is to avoid using sulphur as much as possible (as sulphur is required to clean the used barrels). Note: Some SO2 is added 1-2 months before bottling. The entire production is bottled by hand without any filtration.

Victor, who has been working at the Domaine for 3 years, showed us around Les Jachees.

Wines Tasted

Vosne Romanee 2021

Bottled in February 2023. Less than 2,000 bottles produced in 2021. From 3 parcels, Aux Saules, Aux Communes, and La Colombiere.

An inviting bouquet of strawberries, gorgeous rose petals, and sweet stems. Light bodied with a supple fruit core. Elegant and translucent. Pleasingly low alcohol and supple tannins. It might sound absurd to many readers, but this recently bottled Vosne Romanee is utterly charming today and can (should) be consumed young. Drink 2023-2033. (89/100)

Vosne Romanee Les Jachees 2021

One of my favourite wines of Domaine Bizot is the Vosne Romanee Les Jachees, the Domaine owns a mere 0.75ha plot located right behind the estate. Seductive bouquet of ripe red berries, strawberries, and radiant rose and summer flowers. Also very charming and light bodied. Dare I say the most floral and romantic wine of Bizot! Drink 2024-2035. (91-92/100)

Bourgogne Le Chapitre 2021

Perhaps the “hidden gem” of Domaine Bizot, Le Chapitre in some ways behaves more like a Grand Cru than a Bourgogne. A 0.5ha plot just south of Dijon. Astonishing concentration, depth, and structure. Aromatic profile of a typical Bizot (suave oak, sweet stems and unfiltered), yet with a darker fruit profile and more rusticity like a Gevrey Chambertin. I have been blinded this before and most guessed it was a Grand Cru. Tannins are quite present but not chewy. Drink 2025-2036. (90/100)

Barrel Sample

Echezeaux 2022

Still very raw. Lush mixed red and black fruits, perfectly ripe and Concentrated with relatively muscular structure.

Morey Saint Denis Clos de la Bidaude 2022

In 2021, the Domaine bought a new plot in Morey Saint Denis Monopole Clos de la Bidaude from Domaine Robert Gibourg. Concentrated, packed with ripe dark fruits. Rich and succulent fruits with layered smoked wood toast and rose petals. An exciting addition to the estate.

Corton Charlemagne 2022

A leased (afferage) vineyard from a Domaine based in Pernand, since 2022, from 2 parcels located near Le Croix. 3 barrels were made in 2022. Not ready for tasting in the Domaine yet.

Bizot 2022 in barrel.

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