The Saint-Romain AOC
is a village appellation of the Côte de Beaune in the Côte d'Or, created in 1947, and only produced in the commune of Saint-Romain. The wines of Saint-Romain can include their climat of origin on their label: Pouillange, La Perriere, Sous le Château, Sous la Velle, Sous Roches, Le Jarron. The wines from this appellation’s production area can also claim the Côte de Beaune appellation, but only for the red.
The Saint-Romain vineyards are planted on the slope taking advantage of its tempering effect and excellent soil. This blend of marl and limestone includes patches of clay which especially suit the Chardonnay grape. The vines face south/ /southeast and north/northeast, at altitudes varying from 280 metres to 400 meters.
The Saint-Romain red wines have a nice intense ruby or black cherry hue. After 4-5 years, they develop ripe fruit aromas with spicy and smoky notes, and refined and elegant tannins. They can be enjoyed in the first flush of youth but also have the potential for around ten years’ cellar-ageing. The Saint-Romain white wines present a pale golden colour flecked with green. On the palate, they show good minerality and will round out and become smoother over time. Domaine Henri & Gilles Buisson produces some good examples .
More informations on the website of the wines of Saint-Romain