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The history of Labouré-Roi is closely linked to that of Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the heart of the iconic Côte de Nuits. Founded in 1832, Labouré-Roi is today one of the most respected names in Burgundy.

These historical roots in the heart of one of the most fragmented and exacting wine-producing regions in the world have shaped a philosophy focused on excellence and discovery. For nearly 200 years, Labouré-Roi has enabled wine lovers from all over the world to access the prestigious appellations of these legendary vineyards.

RULLY
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ORIGIN

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 ...

VARIETAL

Rully red is only made from Pinot Noir grapes. 

  • 10 000 plants/hectare.
  • Pruning : Guyot.
  • Authorised yield : 40 hl/ hectare.

CHARACTERISTICS AND ASSETS

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.

VINIFICATION AND MATURING

The grapes are harvested by hand. First, a cold maceration for 4 days at 8-10 ° C. Then begin the alcoholic fermentation in the presence of selected yeasts of Burgundy. Punching down twice a day. Total maceration: about 18 days. Aging 100% in French oak barrels for 12 months. Bottling after a slight final filtration.

TASTING NOTES

Ruby color through cerise to dark garnet.

Its bouquet is composed of black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry) and red fruit (cherry) plus liquorice, lilac, and rose petals, evolving towards cooked fruit.

On the palate, the tannins respect the fruit and give the wine a well-defined structure. After a few years’ laying-down, its chewiness becomes deliciously melting. A slightly closed-off after-taste is a good sign of persistence.

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

This wine is ideal with pan-fried veal sweetbreads, grilled white meats, fried poultry, pork tenderloin, veal stew, chicken salad and a tasty piece of cheese

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve this wine at 14 to 16°C. (57-62°F.)

AGEING POTENTIAL

It can be consumed now or laid down in a cellar for the next 7 years