2019 Barraud Macon Chaintre

91 Points John Caro
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A great-value Maconnais Chardonnay from some master winemakers of the region. These vines were planted in 1990 on the lower slopes of Chaintré, on the southern tip of the Maconnais hills. Here the lime-influenced soils produce a Chardonnay of gnerous expression and poise. Organically grown and lovingly made, the Chaintre is a delight!
$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle



Its Origins

La Roche de Vergisson is hard to miss when driving south from the Côte d’Or to the hamlet of Vergisson. The massive rock looms over the small town like a massive ship’s prow. On almost all sides are some of the finest Chardonnay vines in France – in Vergisson that means exclusively Pouilly-Fuissé (Mâcon-Vergisson ‘La Roche’ being the only exception.) This is the epicenter for intense, mineral driven French Chardonnay. -- Lying in the shadow of this grand rock is one of the finest estates in all of Burgundy and unquestionably the master of Vergisson, Domaine Daniel et Julien Barraud. With holdings in the best and oldest vineyards in the region, the wines are a PhD level course in world-class Chardonnay. -- The viticultural history of the Barraud family began in 1905, when Jean-Marie Barraud first purchased parcels in Vergisson, the highest point in the Mâconnais. Since that time, Daniel Barraud, along with his son Julien and wife Martine (the master of the vines), have turned his family’s domaine into the benchmark producer of the region and a must-have for all Burgundy lovers. The heights reached by this storied producer mandate that they must now be compared to the best of the Côtes d’Or. This is simply white Burgundy at its finest – and most reasonably priced. -- Skurnik Wines

What The Critics Say

Rated Outstanding Top Value by Burghound, Allen Meadows

"A ripe and mildly exotic nose features notes of petrol, citrus and white peach. There is very good energy to the delicious and saline-inflected middle weight flavors that exhibit solid persistence on the refreshing finish. This forward effort is quite good for its level and worth checking out for an everyday sipper." Drink 2021+

Variety Chardonnay
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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