There are few other artisans in the Côte Chalonnaise that faithfully craft Burgundy with as much purity, elegance or character as does Vincent Dureuil. Not only is Dureuil a gifted winemaker, but also he is blessed with some exemplary older-vine vineyards that have for years been cared for organically—another level of attention that sets Dureuil apart from the rest. His delicate touch translates each individual terroir into a perfect liquid picture of what the best of Rully—and the best of Burgundy, for that matter—can be.
BLEND: 100% Chardonnay
VINEYARDS: A selection of younger-vine fruit from estate-owned vines in the vineyard of ‘Maizières,’ located on a gentle slope east of the village. Soils are classically Burgundian, limestone and clay.
AGE OF VINES: 10 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Pressed directly; juice allowed to settle for 24 hours before placing in French oak barrels to ferment on indigenous yeasts. Aged for 16 months in barrel (25% new). Lees stirring during the winter months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, according to the lunar cycle.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of white peaches, candied lemon, fresh pineapple. Supple, juicy, round.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: White fish with citrus; roasted chicken; soft-rind cow’s cheese