Rully Rouge AOC
100% Pinot Noir
Didier Defaix of Defaix Frères represents the 4th generation growers and the 2nd generation as an estate-bottled Domaine. The domaine was started in 1955 with only 2ha on Premiere Cru Côte de Lechet, the Domaine has now 27ha. It is currently run by brothers Didier and Sylvain Defaix, and Hélène Jaeger-Defaix (Didier’s wife). Hélène inherited the 4.5ha Domaine from her great-aunt in 2003 and Hélène and Didier vinified their first vintage in 2004. A historic family, Hélène’s great-grandfather, Henri Niepce, was instrumental in promoting and achieving Rully’s AOC status in the 1930s. Since 2009, the domaine has been employing organic and sustainable methods in the vineyards and utilization of natural indigenous yeast for all fermentations.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
Clayey and chalky soils, red clay.WINEMAKING & AGEING
Severe disbudding to control the yield. Hand picking with sorting in the vineyard and then in the cellar to keep only the best grapes. A complete analysis of each cuvée at the reception of the grape. Destemming 100%. Maceration before fermentation during few days. Fermentation with daily pumping-over during 15 days with natural yeasts to respect the personality of each terroir.
After devatting, the wine is aged in oak barrels not new, from two to seven years. Then the wine is bottled after a very light filtration and so may deposit a light sediment.TASTING NOTES
All freshness and fruit, this Rully is very representative of the Burgundian style of the Pinot noir. Pleasant and fine, it can be poured slightly cool.