Michel Prunier et Fille

Michel Prunier et Fille

These Pruniers (and there are several) are to be found on the main road through Auxey-Duresses in a flower-filled courtyard, with a cosy tasting room decorated by medals won and foreign bottles drunk. Being of small stature, the Pruniers – father and daughter – have no trouble with the perilously low lintel over the entrance to their cellars!

Michel Prunier works alongside his daughter Estelle who joined him in 2004 after concluding her wine studies and work experience in Australia and Bordeaux. Michel himself studied in the Champagne region at the viticultural college at Avize. They represent the fourth and fifth generations to make wine here, Michel having grown the estate to 12 ha from only two hectares in 1986. As a result they have vineyards in Auxey, Beaune, Meursault, Volnay, Pommard, Chorey and the Hautes-Côtes, but the pride and joy remains the holding of Auxey-Duresses 1er cru Clos du Val. Three smaller premier crus in the village Bas de Duresses, Grands Champs and Climat du Val are always blended together. “A wine should frankly express its terroir and vintage”, says Michel, so they adapt to each plot, ploughing some for better aeration and drainage while planting grass in others to reduce erosion and control vine vigour. Respecting the environment using sustainable, lutte raisonnée methods is the modus operandi here. They produce rewarding bottles both in red and white.

  1. Bourgogne H C de Beaune, M Prunier
    Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, Michel Prunier et Fille 2017
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    Michel Prunier is the best of the several Pruniers that line the main street of Auxey-Duresses. His...
    £19.95 per bottle
  2. Auxey 1er cru, M Prunier
    Auxey-Duresses 1er cru, Michel Prunier et Fille 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A blend of grapes from three of Auxey's best 1er cru vineyards, in which ripe, silky tannins show...
    £32.00 per bottle
  3. Auxey 1er cru Clos du Val, M Prunier
    Auxey-Duresses 1er cru Clos du Val, Michel Prunier et Fille 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    From arguably this village's top vineyard and an excellent address comes this wine which is packed...
    £35.00 per bottle
  4. Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, Michel Prunier et Fille 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, Michel Prunier et Fille 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    Michel Prunier is the best of the several Pruniers that line the main street of Auxey-Duresses. His...
    £TBA
  5. Auxey-Duresses 1er cru, Michel Prunier 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Auxey-Duresses 1er cru, Michel Prunier 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A blend of grapes from three of Auxey's best 1er cru vineyards, in which ripe, silky tannins show...
    £TBA
  6. Auxey-Duresses 1er cru, Michel Prunier 2016 - Magnum-En Primeur (case of six)
    Auxey-Duresses 1er cru, Michel Prunier 2016 - Magnum-En Primeur (case of six)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A blend of grapes from three of Auxey's best 1er cru vineyards, in which ripe, silky tannins show...
    £TBA
  7. Auxey-Duresses 1er cru Clos du Val, Michel Prunier et Fille 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Auxey-Duresses 1er cru Clos du Val, Michel Prunier et Fille 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    From arguably this village's top vineyard and an excellent address comes this wine which is packed...
    £TBA
  8. Volnay 1er cru Les Caillerets, Michel Prunier et Fille 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Volnay 1er cru Les Caillerets, Michel Prunier et Fille 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Good black fruit character on the nose with some nice wood spice, rich palate with dark cherry and...
    £TBA
  9. Auxey-Duresses Blanc vieilles vignes, M Prunier 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Auxey-Duresses Blanc vieilles vignes, M Prunier 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Vines used here are 70 years of age and it shows in the richness and concentration. Peachy with...
    £TBA
  10. Auxey-Duresses Blanc, M Prunier 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Auxey-Duresses Blanc, M Prunier 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Delicious fresh pear and apple fruit on the nose with a touch of honey. Quite weighty on the palate...
    £TBA
  11. Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, Michel Prunier et Fille 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, Michel Prunier et Fille 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    The year spent in old oak doesn?t subdue the fresh, bright raspberry fruit on the nose, followed by...
    £TBA
  12. Auxey-Duresses 1er cru, Michel Prunier 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Auxey-Duresses 1er cru, Michel Prunier 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Sourced from three parcels, with 30% aged in new oak. Full of plums and damsons with notes of...
    £TBA
  13. Auxey-Duresses 1er cru, Michel Prunier 2017 - Magnum-En Primeur (Red)
    Auxey-Duresses 1er cru, Michel Prunier 2017 - Magnum-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Sourced from three parcels, with 30% aged in new oak. Full of plums and damsons with notes of...
    £TBA
  14. Auxey-Duresses 1er cru Clos du Val, Michel Prunier et Fille 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Auxey-Duresses 1er cru Clos du Val, Michel Prunier et Fille 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Coming from vines with an average age of 55 years, the Clos du Val offers sweet plums and cherry...
    £TBA
  15. Volnay 1er cru Les Caillerets, Michel Prunier et Fille 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Volnay 1er cru Les Caillerets, Michel Prunier et Fille 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Wow, a real highlight! Enticing aroma of sweet black fruits with a delicious violet floral note. A...
    £TBA
  16. Auxey 1er cru, M Prunier
    Auxey-Duresses 1er cru, Michel Prunier et Fille 2017
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Sourced from three parcels, with 30% aged in new oak. Full of plums and damsons with notes of...
    £32.00 per bottle
  17. Auxey 1er cru, M Prunier
    Auxey-Duresses 1er cru, Michel Prunier et Fille 2017 - Magnum
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Sourced from three parcels, with 30% aged in new oak. Full of plums and damsons with notes of...
    £65.00 per bottle
  18. Auxey Blanc, M Prunier
    Auxey-Duresses Blanc, Michel Prunier et Fille 2017
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Delicious fresh pear and apple fruit on the nose with a touch of honey. Quite weighty on the palate...
    £29.00 per bottle