What We Say 2009 'La Perche' Rully AOC White Burgundy
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Mission Codename: Perched Above The Rest
Operative: Agent White
Objective: Visit the Côte Chalonnaise commune of Rully and retrieve a delicious White Burgundy.
Mission Status: Accomplished!
Current Winery: Domaine Christian Belleville
Wine Subject: 2009 ‘La Perche’ Rully AOC White Burgundy
Backgrounder: The village commune of Rully, the northernmost appellation in the Côte Chalonnaise. It is one of the best regions for delicious Chardonnay in the area and has an excellent reputation for flavorful and serious wines. The AOC was formally designated in 1939 and there are 23 Premier Crus but not one Grand Cru in the appellation.
The region is well known for its unique soil composition of white limey marl and calcic limestone, Jurassic gravel and rock and red clay. Also the vines grown in Rully are grown at an elevation of from 750 to 1100 feet above mean sea level.
Wine Spies Tasting Profile:
Look – A beautiful pale straw yellow with the most subtle greenish tint though its brilliant core when tilted into the light. Pale to clear along the edges and when swirled clusters of fat legs cling to the side of the glass as the wine quickly settles.
Smell – Medium in intensity with bright aromas of both citrus and green tree and a touch of tropical fruit. Balanced notes of spice, vanilla toast and biscuit also linger just underneath the fruit.
Feel – This medium-to-full bodied dry white is very smooth and expansive with a very elegant and restrained creamy mouth feel. The acidity and minerality are in perfect balance with its softer alcohol component.
Taste – Tart citrus including grapefruit and orange with a lovely spice and toast component. Soft minerality, vanilla toast and soft creamy nuts linger with a touch of orange blossoms and its corresponding honey.
Finish – Extremely clean, long and fresh with lingering citrus fruit gently fading away leaving behind soft notes of its toasted biscuit, vanilla, spice and minerality that linger on the palate, softly drying the mouth and inviting another sip.
Conclusion – The 2009 Domaine Christian Belleville ‘La Perche’ Rully AOC White Burgundy is a wine of great finesse and elegance. Wonderfully balanced in every aspect with both fresh and creamy notes on the nose and palate. An exceptional wine to pair with food, especially aged cheeses. Drink now or for up to three to five years.
Agent White has been reported as A.W.O.L. and it is believed he is stocking the wine cellar and hoarding bison steaks for the impending Apocalypse.
Wine Spies Vineyard Check:
The location of the the Rully commune south of Beaune and northwest of Chalon-sur-Saone can be seen in this satellite photo.
What the Winery Says
Domaine Christian Belleville
Awards & Accolades:
Sélection du BIVB – Cave de Prestige 2011
Gold Medal – Les Féminalise
Silver Medal – Concours des Grands Vins de France à Mâcon
About This Wine:
This is the wine that made the reputation of the domain Christian Belleville. Bright yellow green, a mineral, bright and spicy wine with the aromas of citrus and vanilla. A mineral mouth with subtle of kiwi and lemon green notes.
The Rully AOC wineproducing area is located in the northern part of Côte Chalonnaise, a continuation
of Côte de Beaune. Chardonnay gives white wines, fresh and fruity
The vineyard areas are “brown chalk” soil with clay, is facing east and at midto lower slope.
Tasting Notes: Nice yellow robe, tints of green, brilliant and clear. Open and franc nose on a bouquet of fresh fruits (citrus and grapefruits), touch of chestnuts and very elegant and wellintegrated toasted bread aromas. Clean attack, fresh, rich and fat, wellbalanced and persistent on brioche bread flavour.
Winemaking: The grapes have been picked by hand and immediately pressed on a pneumatic press at a low pressure. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in casks over a period of 3 months to better extract the aromas. Maturation for 8 months in oak barrels (20% new oak barrels)
Food Pairing: All elaborate fish based dishes and seafood (lobster, prawn, scampi) as well as white meats (veal, fatten chicken ) in a creamy sauce or goat cheeses
About The Winery:
Domaine Belleville is located in Rully in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise.
Domaine Belleville owns and looks after 80 acres of vineyards in the following wine-regions: Rully and Mercurey in Côte Chalonnaise, Santenay and Puligny-Montrachet in Côte de Beaune, Chambolle-Musigny and Gevrey-Chambertin in Côte de Nuits. The Domaine covers the 3 major wine production areas of Burgundy which makes out of it a unique Domaine!
Domaine Belleville is Rully’s largest vineyard owner (in Rully white & red and in Rully 1er cru white and red). As a matter of fact, we are extremely lucky to have more than 5 different Rully 1er cru white offering as many different wines as we have different appellations enabling us to answer everyone’s taste.
Among the other appellations from Côte Chalonnaise produced by Domaine Belleville, a special mention needs to be made to our Mercurey (both red and white) and our Mercurey 1er cru “Clos l’Evêque” (red).
The Field was created in the years 1920 by the large father of Mr Christian BELLEVILLE .
This last in took again the succession since 1982. Since this date, it did not have of cease to increase the surface of exploitation. From 5 to 10, then with 17 hectares, the Field Christian Belleville account today 22 hectares in Rully name. In complement of this main name of the Chalonnaise Coast, the field has and exploits 10 hectares of vines under Mercurey name and 6 hectares of name prestigious such as Puligny-Montrachet, Santenay, Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny.
Since his resumption of the Field, Christian Belleville always fought to show the diversity of the Burgundian soils.
Rully White and Rully Rouges 1 er Believed make it possible to confirm this diversity which makes all the richness of the wines of the Field and Burgundy.
The products are marketed mainly in bottles and according to the years, a part is sold with the detail.
The production of the Field is approximately 230 000 bottles, divided into 55% of red, 35% of white, 5% of rose and 5% of creaming.
Appellation: Appellation Rully Contrôlée