Joseph Drouhin Rully Premier Cru - Waitrose

Joseph Drouhin Rully Premier Cru


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Vintage: 2012
Region: Burgundy , France
Colour: White
Style: Dry
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Joseph Drouhin selects the best-quality hand picked grapes from premier cru vineyards in Rully. Gently pressed, the juice is fermented and aged in barrels in its Beaune cellars, where it benefits from the same care as their very top wines. Perfect with sole, trout or mussels, as well as poultry. Exclusive to Waitrose.

Burgundy is the birthplace of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Chablis is the most northerly region, not far from Paris. Travelling south one reaches the Côte d'Or (or Golden Slopes), divided into the Côte de Nuits in the north and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Heading south the Châlonnais and Mâconnais lead into the pretty Beaujolais region, where Gamay flourishes.

The area's Chablis is known for its tight flinty style, reflecting the fossil-rich soils. Wines from the Côte de Nuits are mainly red and examples such as Gevrey-Chambertin need time to reveal their truffley, gamey complexities. Further south, the Côte de Beaune produces both red and white wines, and the popularity of white Burgundies such as Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet is rapidly increasing. Many growers are grafting their Pinot vines over to Chardonnay to take advantage of this trend.

The Châlonnais and Mâconnais make mainly white wines, and the villages of Pouilly, Fuissé, Vinzelles and Montagny have a strong following. Gamay-based wines are enjoying renewed popularity and wines from single Beaujolais villages, or 'Crus', such as Fleurie and Chiroubles, are perfect for summer drinking.