The village of Rully has been inhabited since antiquity and its wine has been appreciated for a very long time. In 1629, when visiting Chalon-sur-Saône, King Louis XIII was given a present of 22 ‘feuillettes’ or half barrels of Rully wine. Today, the white wine of Rully is still one of the key reference points in Côte Chalonnaise.
Total surface area: 217 ha
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 3 ha 39 a 76 ca - [8,39 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1987, 1990
Average annual production: 13 000 bottles
When the grapes reach perfect maturity, they are harvested and transported to our winery of Mercurey. The must is extracted using a pneumatic press and settles in a vat overnight. The vinification can last 4 weeks. The wines are aged in vats for 11 months and the lees are stirred regularly. This allows the wine to acquire softness and increase its aromatic complexity while keeping its liveliness and its characteristics.
The wines are racked in Mercurey and then transported to Nuits-Saint-Georges at the headquarters of Domaine Faiveley, in order to be prepared before bottling.
Our Tasting Notes:
A brilliant light yellow colour. A blend of mineral flinty aromas and very ripe fruit aromas gives a nice fresh bouquet.
This wine is very pleasant on the palate, sophisticated and round at first, with a slightly acid finish, which gives a beautiful freshness to the whole.
Serve at: 10°C
Serve with: Fish, Shellfish
Cellaring Potential: 3 to 5 years
The nose is rather expressive and rich with aromas of white fruits, acacia flowers, fresh hazelnuts and vanilla. The round attack is followed by beautiful concentration on the palate. The Rully "Les Villeranges" 2005, rich and mineral at the same time, has vanilla aromas with a few spicy notes; This is a very fine wine.
Tasting Date : May 2010
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération