MÂCON CHAINTRÉ

2017 Pierres Polies Domaine Daniel Barraud

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Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Mâconnais
Village Mâcon Chaintré
ABV 13%

The Barraud family are relentlessly good! In 2017 they have released another stunning range of proper White Burgundy that always comes in at startlingly good value for the sheer class of the wines. This Macon is pale gold, immediate and ripe nose jumps out at you. Quite a soft attack and a general feel of supple ripeness. A subtle bitterness of phenolics adds freshness under the pretty fruit. Very attractive and already drinking so well.. Drinking range: 2019 - 2021 L&S (Oct 2019)

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Quite rich and intense on the nose. Sweet start but with good tension too. Definite Mâconnais but very good quality. VGV Drinking range: 2020 - 2024 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2019)

(aged in two-thirds foudre and the remainder in stainless). A moderately fruity nose is cut with citrus hints that can also be found on the round and caressing flavors that possess solid density before terminating in a moderately complex and persistent finale where a hint of bitter lemon character. 2019+ Rating: 86-89 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Oct 2018)

Domaine Daniel Barraud

Daniel and Martine Barraud, now joined by their son Julien and daughter Anaïs, 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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