Joseph Drouhin Rully 2020, Burgundy, France

Site: at the gates of the Côte d’Or, a few kilometers south of Santenay; this appellation is part of the Region of Mercurey. History & tradition: The village of Rully is ancient; the land may have been cleared first by a Roman whose name was Rubilius. Soil: secondary age limestone layers, in the continuation of Mercurey. Grapes and must are purchased from vineyard owners who are trusted supply partners. Harvesting: by hand, in small open crates in order to preserve the integrity of the fruit. Sorting: if necessary, the grapes are sorted twice: once when being picked, the second time on the sorting table at the winery. Pressing: very slow so as to respect fruit. Juices from the very last pressings are not retained. The wine goes directly into barrels after “débourbage” (decanting of white wine to reduce sediment). Aged in French oak barrels (20% new oak) for 6-8 months. Joseph Drouhin insists on total control of the weathering for a period of 3 years, one of the contributing elements to the elegance of the wine. Tasting Notes: “A wine full of charm! The color is a beautiful white gold, with a ravishing purity and brilliance. The aromas are fresh and fruity, with nuances of broom shrub (genêt), almond and delicious preserved citrus notes. On the palate, it is fresh and elegant. A long and delicious aftertaste makes for a lasting impression”. – Véronique Boss-Drouhin