Pascal Clement- Rully- "La Cree"-2014
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Appellation: Rully Village
Estate: With its chateau (in the same family for 6 centuries), its church with its elegant steeple, beautiful houses and parks, Rully is a village with a very long history. The dukes of Burgundy are part of the history of these vineyards in the Côte Chalonnaise. The Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée was established in 1939. The Côte Chalonnaise vineyard benefits from clay and limestone soils from the Jurassic, or earlier, limestone basement rocks.
In his search for quality, Pascal Clément vinifies in the most natural way possible. The vinification of white wines starts with direct pressing of whole bunches, followed by static clarification in stainless steel vats for 10 to 12 hours. Then, the grape juice is put into barrels, which have been used for 1 to 3 wines, by gravity for alcoholic fermentation to start in the barrels. Pascal Clément's special touch is to let the natural yeasts work their magic.
Aging lasts 12 to 16 months, once it is finished, the wines are racked in stainless steel vats, where they are left to blend together for 1 to 2 months until bottling.
Tasting Notes: Golden with green highlights, becoming a deeper buttercup yellow with age, it distinguishes itself with aromas of "hedgerow flowers" such as acacia, hawthorn, honeysuckle, very fine elderberry, or violet, lemon, white peach or flint. With time, it develops notes of honey, quince, dried fruits. To the palate, it is fruity, lively, rounded, with rich and lingering fruitiness: all the freshness and smoothness of marble.