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.
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.
100% Pinot Noir.
Grapes are harvested by hand, carefully sorted and put into 25 kg capacity boxes, to avoid any kind of crushing. Once at the winery, the grapes are sorted a second time with the purpose of keeping only the most sound grapes. By removing the grey rot, we ensure a vinification and no unwanted aromas in the wine.
A 3-weeks vinification process takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, with regular pumps-over; stirrings are done according the results of regular tastings, in order to balance the intense extraction of aromas and colour we get through pumping-over.
Finally, the wine is aged in oak barrels for a year (25% new oak) to develop its aromas and soften its tannins.
Color: ruby red with purplish glints
Nose: aromas of red berries (redcurrant, raspberry) mingling with roasted notes of toasted bread and mild spices (nutmeg)
Palate: soft palate with fruity flavors of cherry. Tannins are delicate and fresh, making this wine soft and pleasant in the mouth.
This wine will be perfect paired up with charcuterie platters, terrines and cheeses such as Brie.
Serve ideally at 14-16° C.