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.