Domaine Henri & Gilles Buisson 2018 Saint-Romain Rouge, Sous Roches, AOC

Domaine Henri & Gilles Buisson 2018 Saint-Romain Rouge, Sous Roches, AOC

Item Number: 15497

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub Region: Cote de Beaune
Appellation/AVA: Saint-Romain AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Sous Roches
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Residual Sugar(g/L): < 5 g/l
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Limestone-clay

Vineyard Notes: Pinot Noir fruit is sourced from the Sous Roche parcel, across the valley from the Sous La Velle lieu-dit. The average vine age is 60 years, trained in Guyot and planted at 10,000 vines/ha. Grapes are picked by hand in mid September.

Winemaking Notes: After 90% destemming, fruit ferments spontaneously in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged on the lees for 10-12 months in a mixture of barrels (10% new). Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally in barrel in the spring.

Tasting Notes: This is the domaine's most complete and complex red wine, offering stunning concentration for a Saint-Romain. An enchanting nose of sous-bois, red and black fruits, and subtle menthol gives way to a palate of youthfully inward fruit and impressive structure, and a sense of energy underlines the elegance and poise lurking inside the wine’s broad-shouldered carriage. One really senses the Buissons’ skill with extraction as well as the vigor and health of their fruit. A bit of patience may be needed, but it will undoubtedly provide huge rewards down the road.

90+pts (2019 Vintage) Wine Advocate 7/15/2021
"More reserved than the younger-vine Combe Bazin bottling, the Buisson brothers' 2019 Saint-Romain Sous Roches is superb, unwinding in the glass with notes of plums, red berries, rose petals and sweet soil tones. It's medium-bodied, deep and mineral, with fine depth at the core, powdery tannins and lively acids. It will merit at least a year or two of patience."

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90+ (6/11/2020)

    The 2018 Saint-Romain Sous Roches has turned out beautifully, mingling aromas of plums and wild berries with hints of undergrowth, peonies and spices. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, it's bright and lively, with a crunchy core of fruit and chalky but refined structuring tannins. This excellent wine will reward at least a year or two of bottle age with real plenitude and expression.