Sorry about the title. So what was I gonna say again? Oh yes, Rully wine. Rully is a village in Côte Chalonnaise of Burgundy. Right below Côte d’Or, it is considered a budget friendly neighbor of Beaune wines. The northernmost village in Chalonnaise , Rully produces about equal amounts of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Not having tried any wines from the region, we bought a bottle of red as our first encounter with Rully.
Simple and subtle, it took a while for hints of cherry to greet us. The wine was light in flavour with a brief finish. Old school in style, the oak in the wine was pretty apparent, and the oiliness of the wine made it fuller (but not fruitier) in style as compared with other bourgognes we’ve tried. An easy drink, this wine is probably more suitable for a casual picnic in the country side than with a sit down meal.
Nothing fancy, but with this price tag, it is a bottle worth buying again. I could totally imagine having it with roasted chicken with tarragon… under the sun…in Burgundy…probably in Rully… keep dreaming. $170 Liger-Belair (Negociant- Eleveur : wine merchant and producer) 13% alc. by vol