Vincent Dureuil Janthial Céline et Vincent Dureuil Bourgogne Blanc 2016
Young growers Celine & Vincent Dureuil farm with organic methods, craft wines with indigenous yeasts and respect the traditions of great Burgundy wines. This perfectly fresh, delicious and gently creamy Bourgogne Blanc is made from 40+ year old vines in the village of Rully. The soils here are complex with clay and limestone, adding layers of Burgundian terroir at a very reasonable price. Aged in barrel (20% new), this is perfect to serve with shellfish and buttery white fish dishes.
Vincent Dureuil, only in his mid-30s, also produces a stunning range of single-vineyard white and red Burgundies, under the Domaine Dureuil-Janthial label, from Rully in the Cote-Chalonnaise, where his family has been living and growing grapes 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 to be found anywhere. Furthermore, he is equally adept with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which is a rarity in Burgundy, and an amazing feat for any winemaker. Vincent’s wines are balanced, precise, crystal-clear in their expression of terroir, and always fiercely mineral. Every vintage, his wines become more and more impressive. He has converted entirely to organic viticulture, and never uses chemical pesticides or herbicides of any kind on his vineyards.
|Region||France, Burgundy, Bourgogne|
|Brand||Vincent Dureuil Janthial|