Vincent Dureuil Janthial Rully Blanc Vauvry 1er Cru 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 east facing vines averaging 20+ 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 20% new barrels. We receive small quantities of these wines each year.
|Region||France, Burgundy, Rully|
|Brand||Vincent Dureuil Janthial|
Wine AdvocateNotions of crisp green orchard fruit, mandarin, toasted nuts and fresh pastry preface the 2017 Rully 1er Cru Vauvry, a medium to full-bodied, satiny-textured wine that's lively and precise, with a bright spine of acidity that reflects its east/northeast-facing exposition and its breezy mesoclimate.
BurghoundOnce again there is just enough wood present to merit pointing out surrounding the pear and apple compote aromas that are interlaced with hints of acacia blossom, Meyer lemon and a whiff of spice. The medium weight flavors possess just a bit more mid-palate density and volume while retaining the same sense of underlying tension on the clean, bone dry and youthfully austere finish. This is sufficiently firm to suggest that it is a wine that will need at least some patience.