Bouchard Père et Fils Rully Blanc
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Côte Chalonnaise marks the transition between the famous vineyards of the Côte d’Or of which it is the geological continuity, and the Mâconnais to the south.
- The appellation Rully overlaps onto that of Chagny, famous for its gastronomy, and produces twice as much white wine (Chardonnay) as red (Pinot Noir).
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: Great introduction into Burgundy Chardonnay. Very pleasant as an aperitif, white Rully is soft and full of flavor. Purchased grapes are made through long-term grower contracts, who are committed to respecting Bouchard Père & Fils’ strict quality control. After the fermentation process, 10% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 8 to 9 months, the rest in stainless steel vats.
Tasting Notes: Delicately perfumed, with aromas of dried fruit and a light floral note. Fine and soft on the palate, with pleasant roundness.
2017 – 91 Wine Spectator
Founded in 1731, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s oldest wine merchant houses. Over the centuries, the House has been devoted to acquiring highly renowned parcels, in order to build a prestigious domaine: 130 hectares of Crus. The famed vineyards include: Beaune Grèves Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus, Chevalier-Montrachet, Montrachet, Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Bonnes-Mares and Clos Vougeot to name a few. In 1995 this exceptional collection was purchased by Joseph Henriot, and is today part of Maisons & Domaines Henriot. Maison Bouchard Père & Fils has invested in the vine to bottle, the process is handled with meticulous care, to ensure the most faithful expression of each terroir. Installed since the beginning of the 19th century on the site of the ancient Châteaude Beaune, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils uses the underground galleries and bastions of this fortress built by LuisXI, 10 meters below ground, for the slow maturing of its wines under optimal conditions. Millions of bottles, including a rare collection of pre-phylloxera wines rest in the cellars today protected by 7 meter thick walls.