Under-the-Radar Roumier:
2013 Roumier Morey-St.-Denis 1er Cru Clos de la Bussière

Posted by Ian McFadden

Along with Rousseau and DRC, Roumier forms the holy trinity of elite Red Burgundy producers.

Today, we focus on Roumier's most under-the-radar site, Clos de la Bussière. For me, this stands out as the value of Roumier's line-up.

Like all Roumier, finding it in quantity can be an adventure. Finding more than a couple of cases of Bussière can be really difficult.

John Gilman captures Bussière well when he writes, it's "deep complex and very long-lived... and is very deserving of a place in any conscientiously-stocked Burgundy collection." Bussière ages beautifully. A bottle of 1995 that we drank recently was gorgeous and still holding plenty in reserves.

The 1er Cru Clos de la Bussière sits in the southern section of Morey at the border of Chambolle and is a monopole. It lies below the Grand Cru Clos de Tart and has very stony soil.

The 2013 Bussière is an especially bright, finessed and mineral influenced vintage of this wine. Bussière always offers a dark, earthy and smoky minerality. In 2013, it's expressed with alarming clarity. In the past few vintages, Bussière has been growing more and more refined. The 2013 continues this trend.

I wish I had more Bussière to offer, but I'll take what I can get. Offering Roumier is a luxury. Like so many Burgundy fanatics, Roumier is one of my favorite producers anywhere. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits