Domaine Buisson-Charles - Volnay Santenots - Premier Cru

Domaine Buisson-Charles - Volnay Santenots - Premier Cru

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90-92 Points - Burghound

''From vines situated in the upper part of Les Plures that is distinctly rockier and actually more like a Caillerets than a classically rich and generous Santenots). An elegant and admirably pure nose features notes of both red and dark pinot fruit, freshly turned earth and hints of anise and oak. The supple and delicious medium-bodied flavours retain good delineation and vibrancy while exhibiting solid length on the balanced finale. This needs to develop more depth to achieve the upper end of my projected range but the underlying material appears to be present for that to occur. '' - Allen Meadows


Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: volnay
Producer: Buisson-Charles
Grapes Blend: pinot noir
Style: Premier Cru

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The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy can cast fear into the heart of even a seasoned wine...

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy can cast fear into the heart of even a seasoned wine pro, but fear not – the region need only be as complicated as you want it to be. Yes, it is home to some of the most expensive wines in the known universe, but there are also tasty and affordable wines.

Main grapes:

Pinot Noir originated in Burgundy and these vines cover 34% of the region, accounting for 29% of overall wine production. The red grape does extremely well in limestone and clay soil, which helps create their complexity. Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy range in colour from cherry to brick, are light in body, and typically have red fruit and spicy flavours. Gamay is a red grape also grown in Burgundy, but only makes up 10% of the vines.

Chardonnay is the primary grape for white wines in Burgundy, making up 48% of the vines and 68% of production. Chardonnay appreciates Burgundy’s marl soil, which gives it delicate floral, fruit, and mineral aromas and full-bodied flavours. Aligoté is the second white grape, accounting for 6% grown. {Read more about the ancient Aligoté grape in Burgundy.}

The region does produce a sparkling wine called Crémant de Bourgogne. It can be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Aligoté, Gamay, Sacy, and Melon. Varieties include blanc, blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and rosé.

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