In a nutshell: A rounded and smooth Côte Chalonnaise white Burgundy with a delicate acidity.
The lowdown: White is what the village of Rully does best and in this cuvée from Domaine Faiveley it's freshness shines out very well. About half the wine is fermented and aged in oak giving it a well proportioned creaminess and and subtle tannic balance. On the nose there's a touch of flinty minerality which gives way to a fruity fleshiness on the palate with a well judged touch of acidity to maintain the freshness.
When to drink: Nicely flavourfilled it lingers pleasantly on the palate and is a good pairing with the likes of salmon, or light chicken dishes.
Domaine Faiveley, based in Nuits-Saint-Georges since 1825, has remained in the same family and has always been completely independent. Today Erwan Faiveley is one of the youngest directors of a Burgundy Domaine. Erwan is keen to respect the traditions and savoir-faire of the Faiveley family, while paying great attention to the professionals around him, as his vision for the future begins to take shape. The domaine is one of the largest vineyard owners in Burgundy. Almost self-sufficient, Faiveley makes 80% of its wines with fruit grown in the familys vineyards and nearly all of its Côte dOr wines. They own a total of 125 hectares including 30 hectares in Côte de Nuits, 15 hectares in Côte de Beaune and 75 hectares in Côte Chalonnaise. These vineyard holdings include 10 Grand Crus and 20 Premier Crus spread over 16 villages. In the Côte Chalonnaise, Faiveley owns one of the largest Domaines in Mercurey. The Faiveleys firmly believe that the quality of the wine comes first from the fruit. Faiveley keep yields to a minimum through the controlled use of organic fertiliser and strict pruning. The development of rootstocks suited to specific soil types together with a high average vine age in the Faiveley vineyards also contributes to low yields. The finished wines are classic Burgundies with wonderful longevity, aromatics and a unique, elegant style.