France_Burgundy_Cote Chalonnaise_Rully

Rully, lies at the northern most extreme of the Cote Chalonnaise. Like al the other appellations in the Chalonnaise it is a sea of great value Burgundy. The red wines can have an elegance and finesse than can remind one of a village or even 1er Volnay from a great year. There is also sparkling wine here sold under the Cremant de Bourgogne appellation and can be amongst the best sparklers in Burgundy. In poor vintages white Rully is brisk and high in acid which is the perfect source materia for sparkling wine. Back to the reds for a second, as besides tasting like Volnay in great vintages they also have distinct flavors of raspberry and violets, whilst the whites are usually appley and fresh and from the right 1 er Cru sites present a formidable structure. There are 25 1er cru's in Rully and red and white can be grown in them. More red is made than white in Rully. The reds in normal vintages can be a bit lean but still nonetheless show great class. Some can age well but you have to be conscious of the site as most reds are grown on sandy and light soil which is not ideal for wine that will age. Rully can be a tremendous value in the right vintage, from the right site and the right producer.

Notable Recent Vintages: 2010, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2002

Top producers of Rully (in no particular order) include: 
  • Domaine Vincent Dureuil-Janthial
  • Domaine A. et P. de Villaine
  • Domaine de la Folie
  • Domaine Henri et Paul Jacqueson
  • Domaine Jaeger-Defaix