In a nutshell:
A fine example of a white Rully from one of the best producers in the appellation.
This is a lovely, refined Chardonnay from the Côte Chalonnaise village of Rully made by the excellent Vincent Dureuil-Janthiel who is highly regarded by his Burgundian peers. His wines scream class and sophistication and this example from the very good 2018 vintage is no exception. Practicising organic and hand harvested the grapes come from three plots, La Martelle, Chaponnière, La Bergerie, and Le Meix Cadot, directly pressed without crushing in the winery and then matured for 18 months; 12 months in oak and 6 in stainless steel. Fresh and vibrant on the nose with citrus, stone fruit and granite minerally notes lead onto a medium bodied palate with balanced acidity and a core of minerality. A wine with good aging potential.
90/100 - Neal Martin, 90/100 - Tim Atkin MW
When to drink:
Drinking well now but has the potential to keep into the middle of the 2020s. A versatile wine try with grilled fresh water fish, sea fish or chicken dishes with a white sauce. Will also work well with some hard cheeses like Comté.