100% Chardonnay. A pale gold color with green hues. Aromas of white flowers and almond butter. Lemony and mineral in the mouth, a clear oak influence, a bit of fat, it adds up to a lot of volume and complexity, a very good length!
Certified Organic and Biodynamic, this Meursault includes grapes from different parcels that belonged to the grandmother Marguerite. This terroir is based on calcareous marl soils. Hand harvested. Aged 12 months in French Oak Barrel (20% new oak and 80% 1-6 years old barrels).
This cuvee truly blossoms after 3 years aging but can keep well over 10 years. Overly cold service temperature is discouraged for such full bodied white wine. Best served around 12 to 14C. Ideal partner for unctuous dishes, cold or hot, such as foie gras, poultry in cream, fish in sauce.
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|Producer||Domaine Henri & Gilles Buisson|
|Vines age||50 years old|
Domaine Henri and Gilles Buisson:
Located in the village of Saint Romain, in the Cote d'Or department of Burgundy, just 5 kilometers into the hills west of Meursault. Vine growing started back to 1300s in this area.
Henri, the grand father and Marguerite his wife, were the first growers to produce and sell bottles in Saint Romain around the 1950s. Usually the harvest was sold to the negociants of Beaune which were bottling the wines under their brand name.
Gilles, the father and Monica his wife, developped the vineyard with prestigious AOP like Corton Charlemagne, Pommard, Volnay Premier Cru and Beaune.
This family estate is run today by Frank and Frederic Buisson, 8th generations of winegrowers.
They own 19 hectares of vineyards (65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay).
The estate has a beautiful collection of parcels, in Saint-Romain but also in Meursault, Volnay, and Corton Grand Cru including 0.5 ha of "Le Rognet and Corton".
They have a very natural approach to winemaking, 100% fermented grapes juice, nothing added, nothing taken. All the work is done by hand in the vineyards and by gravity in the cellars.
They are both certified Organic (Ecocert) and Biodynamic (Demeter).
Domaine H&G Buisson produces only 70 000 bottles a year. These fine and rare wines are really hard to find.
We are positively impressed by the outstanding quality of Domaine Buisson's Burgundy wines. We hope you will give it a try.
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