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Rully Rouge 2020

$70.00 Regular price
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Looking for outstanding value, quality Burgundy? Then the best wines of Rully should be at the very top of your list. Pronounced Roo-yee, this is, in our opinion, the finest commune of the Côte Chalonnaise. The vineyards here are only minutes from Beaune, and share a similar aspect and soil type with the famous Côte de Beaune appellations. In recent years, the reputation of wines from the best producers of the Côte Chalonnaise has blossomed; a testament to the commitment of growers like Defaix. To put it simply, the best wines are top notch, excellent value alternatives to the more celebrated (and more expensive) appellations to the north. The recent series of very small vintages in the Côte d’Or has seen the pricing gap between north and south widen even further!

For those new to this fine grower, Jaeger-Defaix is the family Domaine of Hélène Defaix, wife of Didier Defaix (of Chablis producer Domaine Bernard Defaix). Most of the Jaeger-Defaix vineyards are premier cru and brilliantly situated. All the vineyards are managed organically. Given the family connection, it won’t surprise you to hear that the 4.5 hectare Domaine is run in the same earth-to-glass spirit as Didier’s family Estate in Chablis. The connection to the land here is strong, and goes back three generations; the great-grandfather of Hélène, Henri Niepce, was instrumental in achieving and promoting Rully's AOC status in the 1930s. The first vintage under Hélène & Didier’s full control was 2004. Since then they’ve built a strong reputation for cool and refreshingly elegant Chardonnay and sweetly scented, juicy Pinot Noirs, which cost appreciably less money than wines of similar quality from the Côte D’Or. - Notes from the importer Bibendum.

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