Domaine Faiveley: Great Burgundy wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges since 1825

Rully rouge

"Les Villeranges"

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.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 122 ha
Exposition: East
Soil: Clay/Limestone
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0 ha 30 a 40 ca - [0.75 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1965, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1982
Average annual production: 2 400 bottles

When the grapes reach perfect maturity, they are harvested in small boxes and transported to our winery in Mercurey. The grapes are sorted and destemmed without being crushed and put in vats with small stainless steel boxes. The grapes are cooled: it is the pre-fermentation maceration. Then, alcoholic fermentation lasts about 10 days and is directly followed by racking. The free run wine flows by gravity and the marc is placed in the pneumatic press with a lift. The press wine is filtered and blended to the free run wine. The wine is then aged, partly in oak barrels (80%) and partly in vats. Ageing lasts 11 months.
The wines are racked in Mercurey, transported to Nuits-Saint-Georges and put back in vat before being bottled at the headquarters of Domaine Faiveley.
 

Our Tasting Notes:

A dark ruby colour with purple glimmers.  The nose opens with aromas of fresh red fruit and spices with light woody notes.   The attack is supple and it is pleasing to find the same fruitiness on the palate.  
This slightly tannic wine is well balanced and delicately expresses the aromas of Pinot Noir.

Suggestions

Serve at: 15°C
Serve with: Grilled Meats, Hard Cheeses
Cellaring Potential: 4 to 6 years

2007 gives us a cherry-red Rully "Les Villeranges". This wine is fresh and balanced on the palate after the fruity, animal-scented nose. Doted with good ageing potential, this Rully delicately expresses the Pinot Noir aromas.

Tasting Date : October 2008

 
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