Domaine Jaeger-Defaix, Rully 1er Cru Blanc, Mont-Palais, Burgundy, France, 2020
Hélène Jaeger-Defaix manages this estate in the same same spirit as their vineyards and estate in Chablis.
Farming organically, the vines have an average age of at least 35 years. When the hand picked grapes arrive the pressing is gentle and slow to extract the best juice. Post fermentation the wine is aged for a further 18 months in oak barrels of 1 to 5 years old with moderate “batonnage” to enhance the elegance of the wine.
These organically farmed vineyards have an average vine age of 35 -60 years. The soils are perfect for the cultivation of grapes with great aeration of the soil. The plant density is about 10000 plants per hectare and harvest is by hand.
When the hand picked grapes arrive there is a complete analysis of each cuvée and a severe sorting on reception. The pressing is gentle and slow to extract the best juice. Slow alcoholic fermentation is made with natural yeast at 20°C on fine lees. Post fermentation the wine is aged in oak barrels of 1 to 5 years old with moderate “batonnage” to enhance the elegance of the wine.
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None
A golden yellow colour. Plentiful notes of peach and apricot on both nose and palate. This wine is delicate and perfumed with a rich and pleasant final.
A beautiful wine which will enhance any dish, particularrly well suited to fish dishes or with goats or comté cheeses.
12 x 75cl