Domaine Buisson-Battault

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Meursault, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy

  • Founded

    1949

  • Farming

    Organic (practising)

François Buisson came recommended to us via a number of his more famous neighbours and we firmly believe he is one of the regions rising stars.

The wines authentic and true to their respective terroirs. They don’t neatly fit the stylistic camp of ‘reductive’ vs nutty & buttery/ old school style – they are just wonderful expressions of really excellent Meursault.

They age beautifully – see the quote from Neal Martin below – I also had the opportunity to drink a bottle of the ’73 and it was the greatest white wine of that age I have ever had the opportunity to enjoy. Just sublime.

Meursault 1er cru Goutte d’Or 1973:

“The 1973 Meursault Goutte d’Or is a real revelation. Pale gold in colour, it has an exquisite bouquet with scents of dried honey, Golden Delicious, flecks of white chocolate and crème brûlée. The palate is beautifully balanced with impressive depth, slightly viscous in style yet fresh and saline towards the compelling finish. A complete surprise, this just proves how you never know what lies inside, ’til you pop that cork.”

Neal Martin, VINOUS, May 2019

Technical Information

Wine BlendVine ageSoil typeVineyard area
Bourgogne AligotéAligotéClay & limestone
Bourgogne ChardonnayChardonnayClay & limestone
Meursault Vieilles VignesChardonnay1930 -1935Clay & limestone0.50ha
Meursault 1er cru PoruzotsChardonnayClay & limestone
Meursault 1er cru Goutte d’OrChardonnay1955, 68, 74, 05Clay & limestone1.38ha
Meursault 1er cru CharmesChardonnay1964, 67, 07Clay & limestone0.39ha
Meursault 1er cru GenevrièresChardonnayClay & limestone
Bourgogne Pinot NoirPinot NoirClay & limestone
PommardPinot NoirClay & limestone
Beaune 1er cru Epenotes Pinot NoirClay & limestone

Viticulture & Vinification

  • Organic practicing
  • Hand-harvested
  • Wild yeast fermentation
  • No bâttonage
  • No more than 20% new oak