Vincent Dureuil Janthial Rully Blanc 2017
The young and talented Vincent Dureuil, produces a wonderful range of single-vineyard white and red Burgundies in the Cote-Chalonnaise village of Rully, where his family has been since the 1500s. His tireless vineyard work (he spends 14 hours a day among his vines during much of the growing season, doing most of the vineyard work himself) and his assured but light touch in the cellar make for some of the most surprising and incredible Burgundy values. He is equally adept with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Vincent’s wines are balanced, precise, crystal-clear in their expression of terroir, and known for their minerality. He has converted entirely to organic viticulture, and never uses chemical pesticides or herbicides of any kind on his vineyards. 'If I see his name on a wine list, I don't give it a second thought and simply order his wine.' (Jean-Francois Coche)
If you are a white Burgundy lover, this is one to discover and revel in its enjoyment. Made of 100% Chardonnay from clay and limestone soils from Vincent's oldest vines planted in 1920, and overall averaging 50+ years, in Rully, this stands out as an exceptional example of terroir. Made from hand harvested fruit, with zero herbicides, Vincent plows the earth himself to keep his soils pure and healthy and indigenous yeasts. This was aged in . We receive small quantities of these wines each year.
|Region||France, Burgundy, Rully|
|Brand||Vincent Dureuil Janthial|
Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Rully Blanc is superb, unfurling with an enticing bouquet of meadow flowers, apple blossom, fresh green pear and subtle hints of nutmeg. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied and satiny but precise, with a bright, nicely concentrated core that's quite tight-knit despite the wine's youthful charm, concluding with a long, mouthwatering finish. It would be a mistake to underestimate its aging potential: a 1992 that concluded our tasting, derived from the same four parcels that produced this 2017, was still in its prime.