Region: Burgundy, FRA
'Domaine Buisson-Charles is now well and truly regarded as a top tier Meursault producer. The wines defy all fashion trends with Patrick’s opening line making it clear that he does not pursue wines which are too lean nor does he like ‘fat’ Meursaults either. His mantra of freshness can come from the fruit and the soil without overt acidity is displayed in his wines with incredible results.
The Domaine is run by Michel Buisson’s daughter, Catherine Buisson and husband Patrick Essa.
With six hectares, four of which are in Meursault, none have seen a weed killer. The vine age at the Domaine varies from 40 years to 100 plus years old, so naturally low yields are a given. Minimal new oak is used. Usually between 20-30% and even then they are washed with hot water to make the potential flavour impact as minimal as possible. No batonnage is carried out.' — French Wine Centre
'Two hectares total production for this wine, from six vineyards throughout Meursault. The different lieu-dits bring certain characters to the wine. Vireuils and Meix Chavaux bring freshness and tension. Marcausses, Vignes Blanches and Pellans bring body and flesh. While Millerands brings an ideal delicacy to the wine. "A more restrained nose is even fresher with its other similar aromas that precede the nicely concentrated, round and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that terminate in a bitter lemon-suffused finish. This is perhaps not quite as delineated as it usually is but it's certainly delicious.' — Allen Meadows, Burghound