Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru 2021 - Domaine Buisson-Charles

Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay Santenots, First Growth, 2021 Vintage, Buisson-Charles

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Tasting notes for the Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru 2021 - Domaine Buisson-Charles

  • EYE: When poured into the glass, this Volnay-Santenots reveals its intense, vibrant, and deep ruby robe, indicating a beautiful concentration.
  • NOSE: This prestigious premier cru is captivating, with its complex bouquet. Aromas of black cherry, raspberry, and violet intertwine with delicate spicy notes, reminiscent of cinnamon and white pepper. A subtle hint of undergrowth adds an earthy touch, revealing the essence of the terroir.
  • MOUTH: Elegance prevails on the palate. The fine and well-integrated tannins provide a velvety texture, while the well-balanced acidity accurately highlights the freshness of red fruits. Cherry, strawberry, and a subtle hint of licorice create a rich and harmonious flavor palette. The persistent finish extends the experience in a beautiful way, leaving a subtle mineral imprint in the mouth.


In short: The Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru 2021 will delight you with its intense ruby robe, complex nose marrying red fruits and spices, and an elegant palate with silky tannins. A balanced and expressive wine that will please now but, when carefully cellared, will reveal even more subtleties over the next 5 to 10 years. It pairs brilliantly with a variety of dishes such as grilled ribeye, roasted pigeon with wild berries, wild mushroom risotto, aged cheeses like Brillat-Savarin, or a salmon tartare.

Other appellations from this estate: Bourgogne Blanc Côte d'Or Hautes Coutures, Bourgogne Aligoté Hors Classe, Bourgogne Aligoté Sous le Chemin, Meursault Vieilles Vignes, Meursault Tessons, Meursault La Vigne de 1945, Meursault Premier Cru Goutte d'Or, Meursault Premier Cru Bouches-Chères, Meursault Premier Cru Les Charmes, Meursault Premier Cru Les Cras, Meursault Premier Cru Blagny La pièce sous le bois, Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Le Cailleret, Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes, Puligny-Montrachet Les Champs Gains, Chassagne-Montrachet Premiers Crus, Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir, Chablis Premier Cru Lys, Pouilly-Fuissé Terroir de Vergisson, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, Corton Blanc Grand Cru, Bourgogne Rouge Côte d'Or Hautes Coutures, Volnay Premier Cru En Santenots, Volnay Premier Cru En Champans, Volnay Premier Cru Fremiets, Corton Clos du Roi, Corton Bressandes, Corton Perrieres, Pommard En Mareau, Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru, Chambertin...

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Pinot Noir
% vol.
14 %
Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
Domaine Buisson-Charles
1er Cru
Production method
Producer: Domaine Buisson-Charles
Domaine Buisson-Charles

A big little estate in Meursault


The Domaine Buisson-Charles, created in Burgundy by Michel Buisson and his wife during the 1960s, is nowadays managed by another couple: the winemaker Catherine Buisson, Michel's daughter, and her husband Patrick Essa (an engineer and trained oenologist). A family tradition which is not stopping anytime soon, since their son, Louis Essa, took the helm in 2020.

It's near the village of Meursault (on the Côte de Beaune) that you'll find the estate's vineyard. 6,3 hectares in total, just enough to make sure the terroir stays human-scaled. The Domaine Buisson-Charles produces 26 different cuvées, like the Volnay or the Chassagne-Montrachet for example. Yields are intentionally low, especially since the grapevines are quite old (90 years, for some of them).

What the estate really wants is for its wines (reds and whites alike) to stand the test of time. That's why the Buisson-Charles family has decided to not only use a horse for plowing, but also to reject any sort of chemical herbicide (they are currently going through the process of the French "Bio" certification). An honest and respectful approach to nature and the terroir.

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