Wine of the Week: Vincent Girardin, Rully AOC, Vieilles Vignes Blanc 2010

Source: Dallas Morning News
March  6, 2013
By Rebecca Murphy

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Rully (roo YEE) is a wine appellation in Burgundy in north central France. As with other Burgundian wines, the whites are made from chardonnay and the reds from pinot noir. Vincent Girardin’s family has been making wine since the 17th century. Since he took over the winery, he has increased the number of acres owned or managed by the domaine. They make a dizzying array of white and red Burgundies, from Grand Cru vineyards to more modest ones like this Rully.

The 2010 vintage is considered to be small in production but high in quality, and this Rully is a fitting example. Aromas and flavors of apple and pear with plenty of citrus are enhanced with layers of chalk and dusty minerals. The fruit is fresh and luscious, balanced with mouthwatering acidity. It’s light- bodied and refreshing, a suitable companion for a grilled salmon or roast chicken.

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