Kermit Lynch T-Shirts Now Available
Nestled deep in the valley that separates the prestigious Burgundy appellations of Volnay and Meursault lies Saint-Romain, an off-the-beaten-path gem that offers terrific value for its fine reds and whites. Christophe Buisson is one of the few Saint-Romain specialists, with holdings in some of the village’s best vineyard sites. His parcels are situated on steep slopes surrounding the town’s ancient château and backed by enormous white limestone cliffs, slightly higher in altitude than the vineyards of neighboring appellations. The result is a longer growing season with a later harvest date, giving wines marked by a fresh acidity, bright fruit, and a mineral note that stimulates the palate. This Pinot Noir was fermented in concrete tanks and aged in used barrels, offering immediate drinkability in a region where most wines of this level of complexity require years of bottle age to show their best. Try it with a fried pork chop, poultry, or anything involving wild mushrooms.
|Vineyard:||30 years, 1.05 ha|
|Aging:||Aged in 100% oak, 2-6 year-old barrels, then aged in bottle for 18 months|
A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!
Inspiring Thirst, page 117