Joseph Drouhin Rully Rouge 2016 (Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France) - [JS 91]

Joseph Drouhin Rully Rouge 2016
(Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France) - [JS 91]

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Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin:
"Beautiful bright ruby-red colour. Aromas of puréed raspberry, gooseberry, red currant, blackberry. With ageing, the aromas evolve towards riper notes of syrup, then tobacco and wet undergrowth. Pretty and refined on the nose. The flavours belong to those of a great Burgundy. Fresh, velvety texture ("gras"), elegant tannins, well meshed when the wine is mature. Long, refined aftertaste, with some touches of fruit jam."

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 first cleared by a Roman whose name was Rubilius.
Soil: secondary age limestone layers, in the continuation of Mercurey.
Area of the Drouhin Domaine: 1,2ha. (3 acres).

Type: in barrels (10% in new oak).
Length: 12 to 15 months.
Origin of the wood: French oak forests.
Weathering of the wood: 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.
Follow-up: barrel by barrel.

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - James Suckling:
"A dense and layered red from Rully with strawberry and slated-meat undertones. Medium body, chewy tannins and a focused, fruity finish. Drink now." - (Feb 2018)