This appellation of the "Côte Chalonnaise" sometimes resembles the wines of the Côte de Beaune, both on red wines and on white wines. The Rully vineyard is located not far from the magnificent vineyards of Puligny Montrachet and Meursault to the north, Mercurey and Givry to the south. The vineyard of Rully is very old, it was developed by the Dukes of Burgundy. Its vineyard extends over hills of more than 200 meters of altitude overlooking the Saône plain.
Rully benefits from 23 climates ranked in first cru, the climates favorable to the red wines are those located on the lowest hillsides. Among the most renowned climates are the Clos Saint Jacques, Chapel, Champs Cloux, La Pucelle, Grésigny...
Chardonnay is the grape variety for Rully white wines.
- 10 000 plants/hectare.
- Pruning : Guyot
- Authorised yield : 50 hl/ hectare.
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 meters, the hill-slopes produce wines which can compete with the best wines of the nearby Côte de Beaune.
The Pinot Noir grape grows on brown or limey soils with little clay in their make-up. The Chardonnay grape prefers a clay- limestone soil.
Nice gold yellow color with emerald reflections.
The bouquet reveals very nice aromas of citrus and white flowers, with mineral notes and a very fine wood.
Round attack, this wine is well balanced and offers a palette of flavors (citrus, mineral, toasted breads, butter). A nice length and a lot of freshness.
Serve on its own, as an aperitif with light starters. Will also be a great companion to all seafood, terrines and fine fish.
This wine reveals the best aromas and flavors when it is served at 14°C. (57°F.).
It can be consumed now or laid down in a cellar for the next 3 years.