Rully Wine Region
Rully wine refers to the wine produced in the communes of Chagny and Rully located within Burgundy’s sub-region - Côte Chalonnaise. Some popular wines are Domaine Chanson Rully 2009, Rully Pierre Andre 2008 and Rully En Guenes Dureuil-Janthial 2005.
Origin of Rully Wines
This AOC in Burgundy came into being in 1939. In 2008, 16,057 hectoliter of wine was made from 357.03 hectares of vineyard plantations in the region. Of this, 5,300 hectoliter was red wine while the rest was white wine. Around 223.56 hectares of the land was employed in the production of white wines. The total wine production amounted to 2.1 million bottles of wine, with 1.4 million being white wine bottles and the rest being red.
Vineyards of Rully Wine Region
The region has 23 climats all of which are Premier Cru vineyards and there are no Grand Cru vineyards. The wines from this region are designated as Rully Premier Cru with the addition of the vineyard name or simply named as Rully Premier Cru, which could imply that the wine could possibly be blended from different Premier Cru vineyards with Rully.
Wine Production in Rully AOC
Both red and white wines are produced under the Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) Rully, with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay being the main grape varieties, respectively. Nearly two thirds of the wine production in the region is contributed by Chardonnay, which makes white wines. One third of the total wine production is red.
The Chardonnay based wines are often fermented and aged in oak barrels. Often the wines are light-bodied which requires them to be consumed best within few years of aging. The white wines are characteristic of hazelnut and white flower notes while the red Rully wine may exude notes of raspberry or cherry.