Domaine Barraud Pouilly Fuissé 1er Cru "Les Crays"2020


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Alcohol: 13,5%

Grape(s): Chardonnay

Localization: Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France

Tasting Notes: The Pouilly-Fuissé 1er Cru Les Crays has turned out nicely, mingling aromas of orange oil and citrus blossoms with notes of nutmeg, peach and pastry cream. Medium to full-bodied, satiny, and layered, it's textural and enveloping, with racy acids and a long, mineral finish.

93 points Allen Meadows’ “♥ Outstanding. From 60+ year old vines located in Vergisson. Distinctly cool aromas are composed by notes of green apple, zest and mineral reduction. There is again fine volume to the equally sappy and attractively textured flavors that exude both warmth and minerality on the clean and bone-dry finish. This is terrific and I especially like the sophisticated mouthfeel. 93 points.” –Allen Meadows’, Tasted: Oct 10, 2022.

Food pairing: As an aperitif; with mixed salads; roasted chicken with herbs; fresh French cheeses.

The Domain: Daniel Barraud is without question one of the finest growers in all of the Mâconnais and there is a credible argument to be made that his remarkable consistency vaults him right to the very top of the list … this man almost never misses.

Domaine Daniel et Julien Barraud is not only the source of Vergisson’s finest organic wines but also sets the standard for world-class white Burgundy from the Maconnais. The petit hamlet of Vergisson, with its high-altitude vineyards, is where the region’s finest wines are made.

The history of the Barraud family began in 1905. Jean-Marie Barraud, a sharecropper, installed himself in the village of Vergisson, in the Maconnais. He saved his earnings until in 1912, he was able to purchase vineyard land, the first parcels of the future Domaine Barraud. 

Toward the end of the 1930s, the estate's second generation was bottling their own wines on the property, with the first wine from the legendary 'Les Crays' vineyard appearing in 1947.

In the 1970s, wines from the Maconnais were slowly being discovered by the wider world, both for their high quality and serious value when compared to white Burgundy from the Cote d'Or. 

Winemaker Daniel Barraud -- the family's fourth generation -- and his wife Martine today are widely held as one of the top winemaking families in the region. Their son, Julien, began working at the Domaine in 2006.