POUILLY FUISSÉ

2011 Vieilles Vignes Les Crays Domaine Daniel Barraud

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
Village Pouilly Fuissé
ABV 12.5%
Vineyard Les Crays

Open, but still fine. Generous, although chalky, tightly-framed. Very long with evolving richness on the finish. Love the mineral, stretched side to this. L&S (Jan 2013)

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Rating: 90 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Jan 2013)

Broad and rich! So much delivery for the money. Precisely sculpted even if from broader fruit than on the Côte d'Or. Very well done. Neat. 2015-2020 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2013)

(from 60+ year old vines located in Vergisson). Here the nose is dominated by residual fermentation aromas and impossible to read. There is a reserve to the cool, pure and intense middle weight flavors that exude a fine sense of underlying tension on the moderately dry, balanced and impressively persistent finish. I very much like the sense of proportion and harmony plus the finish enjoys a certain lift from the presence of a subtle mineral streak. Well worth a look. 2016+ Rating: 90-93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Oct 2012)

Domaine Daniel Barraud

Daniel and Martine Barraud, now joined by their son Julien, have vineyards in Vergisson that are mostly high up under the famous rock (Vergisson lies between the two dramatic cliffs of the rocks of Solutré and Vergisson). The vineyards here are significantly higher than those of Fuissé, and are consequently later-ripening, and the wines often have a more solid structure - but all of Daniel's wines have their own character, from the Puligny-like directness of the La Roche to the fat richness of the 'en Buland', via the mineral force of the Crays.

All the wines are made keeping close to the tenets of bio-dynamics - not as Daniel says for the sake of it - but because over the generations experience has taught them these principles really are the best way forward - as such they only ever bottle on a waning moon, All the wines see some barrel ageing apart from the Chaintré, which is aged in foudre (2/3) and tank.

As Allen Meadows wrote in 2014 in Burghound "I have said this before, but I will say it again: no one makes better wine in the Mâconnais than Barraud. There are a few domaines that produce wines that are sometimes just as good, ... but none of them surpasses the quality he consistently produces. If you aren’t familiar with the wines, you owe it to yourself and your pocketbook to check them out." (www.Burghound.com).

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