Domaine Buisson-Charles

Domaine Buisson-Charles

Patrick Essa, husband and winemaker at Buisson-Charles in Meursault, doubles as a rugby and athletics coach in Gevrey-Chambertin by day. His wife Catherine Buisson is at the domaine too, as well as her father Michel and son Louis, this being a small family affair. 

They have six hectares of vines and cellars at the end of an unassuming courtyard in Meursault. The family has been in Meursault for at least seven generations with Michel starting in 1958 and Catherine in 2002. Patrick has had sole charge of winemaking since 2009. The vineyards are worked organically but are not accredited, giving the option to save a vintage with conventional treatments in an exceptionally difficult year.The house style is for gentle ripeness with less of the lemony character of many modern Meursaults. This, to our minds, makes these wines more pleasant to drink young, yet, as various old bottles tasted there over the years have proved, Meursaults from Buisson-Charles can age remarkably well.

  1. Meursault Goutte d'Or, Buisson Charles
    Meursault Goutte d'Or 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2011
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Citrussy and mineral aromas. Very like-able with extremely good balance. Superb fruit on the palate...
    £64.50 per bottle
  2. Puligny 1er Caillerets, Buisson Charles
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Caillerets, Buisson-Charles 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Citrussy and mineral aromas. Very like-able with extremely good balance. Superb fruit on the palate...
    £110.00 per bottle
  3. Meursault Bouches-Cheres 1er cru, Buisson
    Meursault Bouches-Chères 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2015
    Chardonnay 14.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    This 1er cru has a character not unlike nearby Genevrières. A bright but restrained nose,...
    £83.00 per bottle
  4. Meursault Les Charmes 1er cru, Buisson
    Meursault Les Charmes 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2015
    Chardonnay 14.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    An approachable style with plenty of ripe white fruit character, white currants, white peaches and...
    £77.00 per bottle
  5. Meursault VV, Buisson-Charles
    Meursault vieilles vignes, Buisson-Charles 2016
    Chardonnay 14.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A beautiful ripe Chardonnay nose, with notes of Apple Charlotte. On the palate lots of luscious,...
    £55.00 per bottle
  6. Bourg Aligoté, Buisson-Charles
    Bourgogne Aligoté Sous le Chemin, Buisson-Charles 2016
    Aligoté 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    Pear fruit, baked apple and a hint of apricots on the nose. Ripe orchard fruit follows with a good...
    £22.00 per bottle
  7. Chablis les Lys Buisson-Charles
    Chablis 1er cru Les Lys, Buisson-Charles 2015
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Chablis
    A smoky gunflint nose, drier than the Meursaults more tradtionally produced at this domaine, but...
    £42.00 per bottle
  8. Meursault Les Cras 1er cru, Buisson
    Meursault Les Cras 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2015 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Chardonnay 14.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Wonderful intensity and richness with zest flavours combining with pears and spices. Long and...
    £83.00 per bottle
  9. Meursault VV, Buisson-Charles
    Meursault vieilles vignes, Buisson-Charles 2015 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Chardonnay 14.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    From five parcels of vines, a little from all over the village. An attractive soft floral character...
    £52.00 per bottle
  10. Meursault Bouches-Cheres 1er cru, Buisson
    Meursault Bouches-Chères 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2016
    Chardonnay 14.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Ripe and forward nose with honeysuckle, pineapple and pear notes. On the palate, more yellow...
    £89.00 per bottle
  11. Meursault Les Cras 1er cru, Buisson
    Meursault Les Cras 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2016
    Chardonnay 14.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Wonderful intensity and richness with zest flavours combining with pears and spices. Long and...
    £89.00 per bottle
  12. Meursault, Tessons, Buisson-Charles
    Meursault, Les Tessons, Buisson-Charles 2011
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Classified as better than many present day premier crus in 1816, Tessons failed to make the grade...
    £49.95 per bottle
  13. Chablis les Lys Buisson-Charles
    Chablis 1er cru Les Lys, Buisson-Charles 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Chablis
    Ripe white orchard fruits on the nose, following on the palate with a great mineral core. Great...
    £45.00 per bottle
  14. Bourgogne Aligoté Sous le Chemin, Buisson-Charles 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Bourgogne Aligoté Sous le Chemin, Buisson-Charles 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    A ripe nose of creamy cooked apples with notes of white flowers, initially it is delightfully sweet...
    £81.00 per case
  15. Meursault vieilles vignes, Buisson-Charles 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Meursault vieilles vignes, Buisson-Charles 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    From vines 60 to 100 years of age and aged in 15% new oak, this is a super village Meursault. Hints...
    £228.00 per case
  16. Meursault Bouches-Chères 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Meursault Bouches-Chères 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Stewed apples, pink grapefruit and honeysuckle on the nose with subtle hints of vanilla. There is...
    £372.00 per case
  17. Meursault Les Cras 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Meursault Les Cras 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    This is an elegant old vine cuvée planted in 1955 close to Corton Charlemagne. It has a gentle...
    £372.00 per case
  18. Meursault Les Charmes 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Meursault Les Charmes 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A very attractive floral nose of yellow and white roses, Egremont Russet apples and Conference...
    £372.00 per case
  19. Meursault Goutte d'Or 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Meursault Goutte d'Or 1er cru, Buisson-Charles 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Apple Snow, lychee, roses, even a hint of mandarin, this is powerful and concentrated showing depth...
    £372.00 per case