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Rully Premier Cru
Optimal consumption: 5 to 8 years
Ageing potential: 10 years
Producing communes: Rully et Chagny.
Site: at the gates of the Côte d'Or, a few kilometers south of Santenay; this appellation is part of the Region of Mercurey.
History & tradition: the village of Rully is ancient; the land may have been cleared first by a Roman whose name was Rubilius.
Soil: secondary age limestone layers, in the continuation of Mercurey.
by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
The Rully Premier Cru has a green tinted golden colour. With great finesse, the subtleties of flavours are ranging from « hedge flowers » (acacia, hawthorn, honeysuckle) to violet, lemon and white peach. After time, it shows honey, quince, dried fruit. On the palate it is fruity, round and long, with freshness and elegance.
In 2018, great weather conditions provided a sound and high-quality harvest. The wines show a very nice balance. They deliver aromas of flowers and ripe fruit.Vintage review
Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.
Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.
Vinification: slow pressing in a pneumatic press. The juice of the last press is separated from the free run-juice. The juice is transferred into wine barrel after a little settling.
Ageing: the alcoholic fermentation as the malolactic and the ageing are being processed in oak barrels. The proportion of new barrels is around 10% to 15%.
The ageing lasts between 12 to 14 months.
Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.