Daniel et Martine Barraud 2002 Pouilly Fuissé En Bulland

Pouilly Fuissé 2002 Barraud

Pouilly Fuissé 2002 Barraud

 

This is a northern facing, high altitude vine with a mineral soil (terroir). It is located right under the Roche de Solutré in the Maconnais and faces Barraud’s house.

The color is incredibly young. A pale gold with some green tinges. Green tinges are an indicator of youth, and high acidity.

Analytically (from lab analysis) speaking, 2002 was more acid than it tasted when it was young. This is what has kept it young.

The nose is very precise and amazingly fresh expressed through chopped bay leaves and lemon butter. Peppery white flowers.

The mouth is lemon and lime rind butter with a hint of ginger and white pepper. The end of mouth is very mineral, with a chalk dust and saline aspect. Note that all of these flavors are youthful and fresh. 13 seconds long (that’s in the level of upper class 1er Cru white Burgundy level of length and complexity.)

This wine has all the balance and grandeur that people expect of this vintage. Lemons, ginger and pepper are a perfect reflection of the vintage and terroir. This is the way white burgundy should age.

 

Roche de Solutré
Roche de Solutré

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. julia says:

    it is really a fantastic treat to hear about a wine and see its place of origin – after all, it’s all about the ‘terroir’ right? thanks SPL!

  2. saltpepperlime says:

    Absolutely-terroir is what it is all about!

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