This is my kind of Burgundy. Exuberant and fun, with plenty of bounce to the ounce and bang for your buck. You don’t need to cellar it for years; no need to swirl and stare at it to try and conjure up something enjoyable; no need to worry if it’s a fruit day or a root day; nor is there a need to pour it into a fancy glass. Just pop the cork wherever you are—breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, or dessert—with company or by yourself. Pour it into whatever receptacle you wish. Then, just enjoy yourself. Repeat as desired. –Chris Santini
Christophe Buisson is a young, passionate vigneron with all the skills for success. From his home base in Saint-Romain, the little known and thus underappreciated (and undervalued) appellation in the hills behind Meursault, Christophe has been honing his craft for the last decade. Christophe owns land in some of the best sites in Saint-Romain, Sous le Château and La Perrière, sites that would likely be premier cru in a village such as Chassagne-Montrachet. Christophe’s beliefs, meticulous work in the vineyards, fermentation in cement cuves, élevage in medium age barrels, minimal racking and pumping, and a gentle bottling with no filtration or fining for the reds, all combine to give wines of impressive depth and complexity.
Trust the great winemakers, trust the great vineyards. Your wine merchant might even be trustworthy. In the long run, that vintage strip may be the least important guide to quality on your bottle of wine.—Kermit Lynch