- RegionCôte Chalonnaise
- Grape varietyChardonnay
- Average vine age 30 years
- SoilClay and limestone
- Average yield45 hl/ha
- Cellaring Potential2-3 years
- Serving temperature 11-13°
- Rully is the first village in the Côte Chalonnaise as you move south out of the Côte-d'Or, where the soils are a mixture of clay/limestone to pure limestone, ideal for the growing of Chardonnay. Owing to the relatively small output and the widely varying orientation of the vines, a consistent supply of good quality Rully is hard to come by, hence its appearance on the Maison Louis Latour list only in vintages of universally acknowledged quality.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in stainless steel vats, temperature controlled with complete malolactic fermentation
- Ageing8 to 10 months ageing in stainless steel vats
- Tasting NoteThis 2012 white Rully has an attractive sparkling colour with hints of pale yellow. Great freshness on the nose: a pleasant floral bouquet releases itself leaving rich vanilla aromas and bergamot in its wake. Ample and round in the mouth, the buttery notes of fresh hazelnut are delicious on the palate. Lovely minerality persists on the finish.
- Food PairingFish - shellfish - Rabbit terrine - goats cheese
- Rully Blanc 2008 - Wine Spectator - 2011 - 85/100Round and weighty, with vanilla-shaded apple and lemon flavors. This is balanced on the alcoholic side, with some heat on the finish. Drink now through 2012. 2,000 cases made.