Antonin Rodet runs the vineyard of this ancient fortified Château dating back to the 12th Century, symbol of the village of Rully, and property of the same family since its origins. 12 hectares, of which one third are Premiers Crus, producing about 80% white wines.
Rully is a communal appellation made up of 23 Premiers Crus climats. White Rullys spread on a 261 ha area - including 68 ha of Premiers Crus - whereas red Rullys are produced on a 116 ha area of which 28 are Premiers Crus.
Rully was named after a rich roman, Rubilius, who built a villa and founded the village during the roman occupation. It was at first named Rubiliacum and it evolved through the years to become the current Rully.
We harvest the grapes both by hand and machine. Using harvesting machines has an advantage: it allows a pre-fermentation maceration of the grapes by extracting the aromatic substances they contain. Then, the grapes are pressed in the bladder press: squeezed from the inside of the press, they receive an equal amount of pressure, ensuring the best quality of juice with a minimal exposure to oxygen.
After racking the wine, the fermentation and ageing processes take place partly in oak barrels, parlty in vats. We use a proportion of 10% new oak barrels and 35% of 1-3 years-old barrels. Through regular stirring, the contact with the oak and lees will give the wine its roundness and woody side.
The remaining 55% is aged in stainless-steel vats, to preserve the freshness of the wine.
Color: Pale gold
Nose: Floral aromas of hawthorn and acacia, with a tinge of lemon.
Palate: Floral wine with woody notes and a touch of citrus. The finale is rich with a sensation of roundness in the mouth.
This wine will be perfect paired with charcuterie platters (ham or pâtés) or sea food (scallop-shells, salmon). It can also be drunk with hot first courses, such as quiches and pies, or with dry cheeses (goat’s cheese for instance).
Serve ideally between 12° and 14° C / 54° and 57°F