I have to admit I had never been to Saint-Romain before. It was the last day of my March 2012 trip and I was pretty much finished with tasting wine.
As I drove around the corner to the village I was met with a stunning sight - brilliant cliffs and a terrain that reminded me more of southwest France than Burgundy. It was beautiful!
I found Domaine Buisson in the centre of the charming old village and was invited into the living/dining room where I was introduced to the whole family. There were many bottles open for tasting and we soon embarked on a journey that opened my eyes to a part of Burgundy I did not know.
The Buisson family has been involved with wine for eight generations. The estate owns 19 hectares spread across the great names of the Cote de Beaune like Corton, Pommard, Meursault and Volnay but focus on Saint-Romain where they are located.
The Grand Crus are superb, and made with a very artisan hand. I love them and to be honest that was the main reason I arranged a vist! But is was the quality and price of the Saint-Romain wines that really ensured Buisson became part of our portfolio. Not knowing the wines well I had expected interesting but not particularly complex wines. How wrong was I! These are serious wines with depth and complexity. The Sous la Velle blanc has to be one of the best sub-$40 whites I have ever tried.
Whilst the domaine is not featured by the English speaking critics it receives excellent coverage from the French Guides and magazines. And I like that too!
If you love great Burgundy at exceptional prices I suggest you take a look at the wines of Domaine Henri and Gilles Buisson. Our first order is being assembled now and will be here late September. As usual our Pre Arrival Prices represent a saving of around 15% on landed prices.