The Rully AOC
is a Village Appellation from the Côte Chalonnaise in the Saône-et-Loire département. It has 23 Premier Cru classified “climats”. On the label, the Rully and Rully Premier Cru appellations may be followed by the name of one of these climats.
The considerable variation within the area’s soils, exposures and altitudes create subtle differences in the wines. The hillside slope, at an altitude of 230-300 metres, produces wines that can compete with the best wines from the nearby Côte de Beaune. The Pinot Noir grapes grow in brown or lime soils with little clay in their make-up. The Chardonnay grapes prefer a clay-limestone soil.
The Rully AOC red wines are made from the Pinot Noir grape variety and the white wines from the Chardonnay.
Characteristics of wine:
- White : This wine is gold flecked with green, and turns a deep buttercup yellow with age. It is bursting with superb aromas of hedgerow flowers (acacia, hawthorn, honeysuckle, and a very delicate elderflower) as well as violet, lemon, white peach or flint. With time the wine develops aromas of honey, quince, and dried fruits. This wine has crisp, smooth fruit on the palate, which is fat and long, showing a marble-like coolness and the polish.
- Red: Cherry red to dark garnet in colour. The bouquet is composed of black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry) and red fruit (cherry) along with liquorice, lilac and rose petals, evolving towards cooked fruit, half-kirsch-half-pepper. On the palate, the tannins respect the fruit and the structure of the wine. After a few years’ cellar-ageing, its chewiness becomes deliciously soft. A slight tightening on the back- palate is a good sign of persistence and aromatic aftertaste.
More informations on the website of the wines of Rully