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Rully Blanc “Les Villeranges” Domaine Faiveley 2012

Producer Information

This Burgundian domaine has been a family estate for nearly 200 years. Erwan Faiveley, 7th generation, took the reins in 2006 from his father when he was only 25. They have earned their reputation as one of Burgundy’s finest and most trusted, with an unparalleled selection from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise totalling over 120 hectares.

Vineyards

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
Exposition: East
Soil: Clay/Limestone

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 3ha 39a – (8,39 Acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1987, 1990
Average annual production: 13,000 bottles

Winemaking

When the grapes reach perfect maturity, they are harvested and transported to the winery of Mercurey. The must is extracted using a pneumatic press and settles in a vat overnight. 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.

Vintage Information

Winter 2012 was quite mild, except for a period of intense cold early in February. After a mild and dry month of March, spring was very wet and quite cool. Abundant coulure and millerandage created loose and aerated clusters which operated as a natural yield regulation. August was superb, hot and dry except for a heavy rain in mid-August. September was cooler, but beautifully sunny and bright. The harvest brought grapes that were perfectly healthy with optimal maturity and great balance. Powerful, rich and aromatic, the whites showcase the uniqueness of their terroirs. This vintage is marked by its concentration and diverse fruity aromas of peach and apricot.

Tasting Note

A brilliant light yellow colour. A blend of mineral flinty aromas and very ripe fruit aromas give a nice fresh bouquet. This wine is very pleasant on the palate, sophisticated and rounded at first, with a slightly acidic finish, which gives a beautiful freshness to the whole feel of the wine.

Food Pairing

Fish, Shellfish



Serving Suggestion

Serve at 10°C. Cellaring Potential: 3 to 5 years

Côte Chalonnaise
100% Chardonnay
Cork

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