Antonin Rodet is the exclusive winegrower and distributor of this ancient fortified Chateau dating back to the 12th Century has remained the property of the same family since its origins and today is the symbol of the village of Rully.
The vineyard estate covers nowadays over 12 hectares, producing about 60% of Premiers Crus.Rully 1er Cru La Pucelle covers 1.6ha (around 4 acres).
Subtle differences in the wines are due to differences in soil, exposure and altitude, all of which vary considerably hereabouts. At heights of 230-300 metres, the hill-slopes produce wines which can compete with the best wines of the nearby Côte de Beaune. The Chardonnay grape prefers a clay-limestone soil.
The grapes are hand harvested then pressed in a pneumatic press. After a racking of the must, the alcoholic fermentation and the maturation are carried out 100% in oak barrels (20% new oak barrels) during 9 months. The malolactic fermentation is completed at 100%.
Visual: Luminous and bright gold with silver plated reflections
Nose: Dried fruit and citrus hints.
Palate: Full bodied and rounded. The attack is clean and leads into woody flavours, gradually giving way to vanilla and lemon. The finish is long and generous.
Enjoy with cold cuts, hot first courses (quiches, tarts served hot…), seafood, shellfish (salmon…), fine fish or white meats in light sauces, fine cheeses, poultry in sauce
5 years in average.
Serve ideally at around 12°-14°C. (54-57°F.).