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In the heart of an exceptional wine region, the Maconnais offers unique wines.
Chardonnay, the predominant varietal in the region, expresses its rich aromatic character for each terroir.
With their roots profoundly anchored in their wine, Domaine Barraud works in an artisinal manner, respecting the earth, the grapes and its unique patrimony.


Terroir

Encircled by the emblematic rock of Solutré and Vergisson, Domaine Barraud is situated in a village classified as Grand Site de France - Great Sights of France . Nestled in an ancient lagoon backed by the Morvan, the site's rocks are constituted by ancient Coralien reefs.
Three great soil types can be distinguished: chalk slopes, limestone and variegated clay. Each soil type requires particular attention and specific cultivation. Domaine Barraud maintains its terroir so that it can best express its richness and diversity.

Terroir

The Vines

Cultivated artisanally, inspired by organic agriculture, the domaine's vines are worked with care. The Guyot-Poussard pruning allows the plants' sap to flow freely.
Respecting the vines and the soil, treatments are simply based on sulfur and copper sulfate. In the old vines as well as the younger, labouring is done by hand.
In order to obtain the most healthy and wholesome grape possible, harvesting is done by hand, limiting oxidation.

The Vines

Vinification and Maturing

In order to preserve the stems and the grapeseeds, Domaine Barraud has installed a pneumatic press. The must is then placed in a thermoregulated stainless steel tank to settle all night long.
The next day, the clear juice is moved into barrels using gravity. The alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place in the barrels without any additional yeast.
Matured 10-14 months depending on the cuvée, with time the wine develops incomparable aromas. Once ready, it is racked and placed in a stainless steel tank. After a light fining, the wine is bottled by the domaine, with or without filtering.

Domaine Barraud

Martine, Daniel et Julien Barraud-Owner-Viticulturist in Vergisson - 71960 France - Tél : 03 85 35 84 25 - Fax : 03 85 35 86 98
© 2014 - Domaine Barraud - Great Burgundian Wines - Owner - viticulturist in Vergisson offer you their selection of white wines of Burgundy.
Pouilly Fuissé, Saint Véran and Mâcon Vergisson. Each wine remains faithful to the expressions of its terroir.
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