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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. The vineyards here are significantly higher than those of Fuissé, and are consequently later-ripening, and the wines often have a more solid structure.
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.
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."Pale, green-tinted gold. Suave and really 'together' this year, a nice harmony of pear and citrus flesh fruit. It comes from three vineyards around the village of Vergisson, with lots of old vines.
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Made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Vermentino, Fresh, crisp with green and citrus fruit.
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Probably our favourite Cortese! Made from fruit from four vineyards, this is crunchy with delicious clean citrus and a long finish.
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