Chardonnay - Rully Blanc - Michel Briday - Burgundy - France
Cote Chalonnaise/ Rully - Burgundy - France
This Chardonnay comes from a blend of 4 different parcels. It gives an excellent snapshot of the Rully vineyard as the vines are all located in different sectors. The Chaponnières and Saint Jacques Climats bring finesse and elegance to a tonality of white fruits. La Crée, a terroir located below the premier crus, is more stony. It gives more powerful wines, with a lot of substance. Finally, La Bergerie is a deep clay soil. It adds a hint of exotic fruits (for example, grapefruit).
After manual harvesting, the grapes are pressed immediately with care. Fermentation starts naturally (without the addition of yeast) in vats and barrels. Maturation also continues in vats to preserve the fruit and approachability of Chardonnay. Only 25% of the cuvée, from Climat La Crée, is aged in barrels.
The nose evokes pear, lemon, spices and subtle dried fruits. Pretty exotic, clean style in its white peach, pineapple, green citrus and floral aromas and flavors. Rounded, supple, and beautifully textured, with terrific balance
Pairs well with Poached Salmon, Creamy basil & balsamic chicken, Grilled skate wing with brown shrimp and capers, Crab linguine, Roasted veg with cauliflower pure and coriander pesto.