Gifted Soil of Rully
The Rully appellation is one of the wine sub-regions in the North Côte Chalonnaise, a sub-region of the Burgundy wine region in East of France.
The AOC Rully is located north of the coast, on a 3.5 square kilometers vineyard, designed by the Middle and Upper Jurassic faults. The production of white wines is the most extensive, with 2.2 square kilometers devoted to Chardonnay, including 0.66 square kilometers in Premier Cru. The reds are less important with 1.3 square kilometers of Pinot Noir (including 27 in Premier Cru).
The Chardonnay white grape variety is ideally suited to these climates with clay-limestone and marl soil. The slopes are sheltered by part of the Montagne de la Folie and have an ideal South-East exposure. But a high altitude (230 to 300 meters) requires the vine-growers to wait for more, for the harvest of grapes, than in neighboring Côte de Beaune. The production represents annually 1,550,000 Liters.
Taste the Nature in a Wine Glass
In their youth, the whites are adorned with a golden robe with green tints and offer excellent aromas of hedge flowers (acacia, honeysuckle, hawthorn, etc.), lemon, white peach, as well as the minerality of the flint. As they get older, their dress evolves towards the golden button, and they acquire hints of honey, quince, and dried fruits. The red color is cherry ruby with dark garnet, and their bouquet of red and black fruits, licorice, and rose petals, evolving towards the cooked fruit. Tannins do not take over their fruit and give these wines good aging potential.
Rully was granted its AOC in 1939 and now produces red wines (Pinot Noir) and white wines (Chardonnay) with both appellations Village and Premier Cru.
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A part of the important features of Rully appellation for white wines are as follows:
- Soil: clay limestone.
- Grape varieties: Chardonnay.
- Taste: Balanced.
- Wine color: white wine.
- Aromas: hedgerow flowers (acacia, may, honeysuckle, and a very delicate elderflower) as well as violet, lemon, white peach, or flint.
- Aging potential: 3 – 8 years.
- Serving temperature: 12 to 14° C
A part of the important features of Rully appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: brown or lime soils with little clay in their make-up.
- Grape varieties: Pinot Noi.
- Taste: Balanced.
- Wine color: Red, cherry ruby with dark garnet.
- Aromas: black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry) and red fruit (cherry) plus licorice, lilac, and rose petals evolving towards cooked fruit.
- Aging potential: 5 – 12 years.
- Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C
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