H. & G. Buisson - Beaune Pinot Noir
Located in the picturesque village of Saint Romain, in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Domaine Buisson reaches back to the 12th century. The estate is certified organic and biodynamic. Brothers Franck and Frederic are now in charge. Eleven of the 20 hectares of vines are in St Romain, across eight different sites, headlined by the signature plots of Sous La Velle (Chardonnay) and Sous Roche (Pinot Noir). These appellations have been overlooked since they are somewhat isolated in a valley behind Meursault and Volnay. Vineyard exposures are excellent, the slopes are steep and the soils are a mix of clay, limestone and marls. The slightly cooler temperatures result in a longer growing season and wines that carry a pleasant and refreshing acidity. The Buisson domaine is a fine source of terroir-expressive wines that offer outstanding value.
100% pinot noir from Les Prevoles and Longbois vineyards. Hand harvested. Vinified all together in tanks. Aged 12 months in old oak barrels.
A bouquet of ripe red and black fruit, dried ceps and sous bois is followed by a fullbodied, plush palate with a deep, juicy core of fruit and fine, velvety tannins. This is really quite serious and concentrated for a Beaune villages, an appellation with considerable unrealised potential. To enjoy now or cellar for a few more years.