Buisson-Charles has been an insider secret for years, though with a bit of international attention, the wines are now in the spotlight. Michel Buisson is the third generation of this winery, now verging on 80 years old and still tending to the vines. His daughter Catherine and her husband, Patrick, have become the faces of the new generation. The domaine’s approach is modest with less new oak usage and production at 35,000 bottles, though the wines themselves are anything but modest. 12 hectares of vines comprise the estate, most of it based in Meursault from very old vines ranging from 65-100 years old. The style of Buisson Charles is classic and restrained; the wines attest to this in volumes.
“Sous Le Chemin” is a vineyard name that means “under the path.” The vines are 45 years old and marked by the style of the village of Meursault. The wine drinks more like the traditional Chardonnay from this village versus the lighter-handed expressions of Aligote. The wine ages for twelve months in barrels and a shorter time in steel before release.
The wine is built on a beautiful saline acidity and possesses the concentration of the great vintages. Floral and elegant, and for an Aligoté, it presents a surprising length on the palate.