POUILLY FUISSÉ

2020 Vieilles Vignes En Buland Domaine Daniel Barraud

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Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Mâconnais
Village Pouilly Fuissé
ABV 13.5%
Vineyard En Buland

En Buland is not a 1er Cru but remains the most amazing wine. It falls foul of the rules for 1er cru by being at over 300m and by facing north east - neither is allowed, however, the quality of this parcel is irrefutable. Broad and rich. Delicious texture. Meursault-like intensity and nutty notes. Lots of firm white fruit - real power and push. Big shoulders but so much to get your teeth into. Charming, spicy and intense. Very good. Blue Marne soil. 87 year old vines. Same soil as Les Crays - but les Crays faces south - this is north east. Lots of iron oxide too, making for almost red soils. Power and restraint in perfect measures. L&S (Nov 2021)

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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. The Domaine is working toward organic certification. 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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