Have you ever wondered about the hidden gems of Burgundy? Today, we invite you to embark on a journey to the picturesque village of Rully, nestled just 5 miles south of Chassagne-Montrachet in France, where a winemaker named Vincent Dureuil is crafting wines that astound and delight even the most discerning palates.
Rully, named after the Gallo-Roman lord Rubilius, shares much in common with its esteemed neighbors in the Côte d'Or. Its south-southeast-facing slope, composed of clay and limestone, mirrors the geological composition of the renowned Côte to the north. At the top of the slope, white chalk-laden soil creates a distinct terroir, while the reddish clay at the bottom adds further complexity to the wines. All of these elements together create singular bottlings from this astounding winemaker year after year.
Vincent's journey begins in the vineyards, where he treats each plot as his own personal garden. Following organic principles, he nurtures the vines to yield grapes of exceptional character and expression. In the cellar, Vincent employs a classic and minimalist approach. The white wines undergo a slow, gentle pressing before being transferred directly into barriques—around 20% of which are new. These techniques allow the purity of the fruit and the land from which they came to shine in the glass. From his Bourgogne Blanc to the exceptional single-site parcels scattered throughout Rully, Vincent's range of red and white wines never fails to captivate and amaze. In fact, his peers in Chassagne, Puligny, and Chambolle consider him a go-to favorite—a well-kept secret in Burgundy's inner circles. Run, don't walk to add some of these wines to your collection.