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Domaine Prunier-Bonheur

Domaine Prunier-Bonheur

Name of winemaker in photo
 
 

What Pascal Prunier manages to coax out of motley crew of relatively modest appellations, whether red or white, is absolutely spectacular. 

Pascal, who has the most endearing and impossibly wide grin, is the 5th generation in a family of vignerons. He decided to launch his own domaine with his wife, Christine Bonheur, in 1983, with a mere 3 hectares of rented vines. Today, the domaine comprises 8 hectares of vines, scattered throughout the Côte de Beaune, from Saint Romain to Beaune. Production is equal parts white and red wine, and the cellars are located on the road between Meursault and Auxey-Duresses. (He lives around the corner from Jean-Marc Roulot.)

The whites beam with energy and the reds have a rather extraordinary zen-like calm and great purity.