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

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

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

  • EYE: With its intense ruby robe, the Volnay-Fremiets 1er Cru 2021 from Domaine Buisson-Charles presents itself with crystalline clarity. Its deep and brilliant color attests to the youthfulness of this promising vintage.
  • NOSE: Delicate aromas of black cherry and raspberry express themselves with subtlety. Floral notes, reminiscent of violet, mingle with slightly spicy nuances, suggesting the presence of well-integrated oak. Upon aeration, hints of undergrowth emerge, adding an earthy dimension to the tasting experience.
  • MOUTH: This premier cru reveals a silky texture and fine tannins, offering a balanced structure. The freshness of red fruits persists, accompanied by an elegant minerality. The long and harmonious finish hints at an interesting aging potential.


In short: The Volnay-Fremiets 1er Cru 2021 from Buisson-Charles is convincing. Firstly, with its dazzling ruby robe, and secondly, with its nose where aromas of black cherry and violet intertwine with subtle woody notes. On the palate, the silky texture and fine tannins provide a balanced experience, leading to a persistent finish. Taste it within 5 to 8 years to fully appreciate its evolution. This refined cru pairs exceptionally well with dishes such as veal chops with morel mushrooms or a pork tenderloin with sweet spices. For cheese enthusiasts, pair it with truffle-infused Brie. Lastly, for lighter moments, a Provençal ratatouille will elegantly accompany this wine.

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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