Kimmeridgian soil. Nestled on the steep slopes of a natural amphitheater that overlooks a dry valley, its vineyard is forced to tap far into the crevices of a hard ground where the bedrock outcrops to survive. 1/3 of the clusters comes from the back and 2/3 from the ring of the appellation.
Must is purchased and vinified in Meursault at the Domaine. Aged for 16 months in 4 year old barrels from the Ermitage coop.
Michel Buisson was the third-generation vigneron at this domaine in Meursault. Despite being officially retired, the highly respected winemaker still finds much to do at the estate, which is now run by his daughter, Catherine, and son-in-law, Patrick Essa.
Patrick, who came to wine late in his career, has made up for lost time and is a very influential wine blogger (degustateurs.pro). As the domaine’s winemaker since 2009, Patrick has taken the house to new heights, producing wines that show great balance; they are concentrated and rich, yet pure and expressive, featuring both the crystalline purity and opulence of Meursault.
Buisson-Charles has holdings among the top vineyards of Meursault, as well as Pommard and Volnay; certain parcels of Meursault vines are more than 100 years old. Patrick believes the terroir, not the winemaking, should determine the taste of the wine, and his creations reflect the essence of their appellations.