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The first thing you notice when tasting with Christophe Buisson is his high energy. He speaks quickly and doesn’t wait for you to catch up. I can see him on his mountain bike—where he spends a good part of each weekend—leaving his companions in the dust on the steep trails that surround Saint-Romain. Like him, the 2014 Saint-Romain blanc is lively, energetic, and straight to the point. It’s got a bite to it like an early-morning breath of crisp autumn air.
|Vineyard:||18 years, .66 ha|
|Aging:||Aged in 70% oak and 30% stainless steel for 16 months|
Every three or four months I would send my clients a cheaply made list of my inventory, but it began to dawn on me that business did not pick up afterwards. It occurred to me that my clientele might not know what Château Grillet is, either. One month in 1974 I had an especially esoteric collection of wines arriving, so I decided to put a short explanation about each wine into my price list, to try and let my clients know what to expect when they uncorked a bottle. The day after I mailed that brochure, people showed up at the shop, and that is how these little propaganda pieces for fine wine were born.—Kermit Lynch