DOMAINE VINCENT DUREUIL-JANTHIAL
“If I see his name on a wine list, I don’t give it a second thought and simply order his wine.” – Jean-François Coche
“My favourite white wines from Rully! Terrific in 2016” – William Kelley
A friend of Paul Jacqueson’s, Vincent Dureuil is an amazing vigneron who, in the 20+ years we have worked together, has transformed this domaine. He produces exquisite red and white wines which are among the most highly regarded (and enjoyed!) by his peers in all Burgundy. Having taken over his father’s vines a few years ago, he now owns some 20 hectares (16 of which are in Rully) which are farmed organically. A large proportion of his vines are in excess of 50 to 75 years old. His reds are rigorously sorted, totally destemmed and are cold macerated at 10 degrees for 10 days prior to fermentation.
They are vinified in temperature controlled open-fermenters and see around 30% new oak for 18 months, prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. His whites are whole-cluster pressed, prior to vinification in barriques (20% new) for 16-18 months. All movements of the wine follow the lunar calendar. Vincent’s cellars are very deep and cold and all fermentations, malolactic processes and stabilizations take much longer than ordinarily. This, together with low yielding, old vines contributes to the great richness and complexity which all of his wines demonstrate.
His Bourgogne Blanc (baby Puligny!) is from a 0.4 hectare plot of 40 year old vines planted in the lieu dit of “La Combe” in the commune of Puligny-Montrachet. Rully Blanc is from four separate parcels planted between 1920 and 2007 and is full, rich and satisfying, with lovely lemony acidity. “Maizières” is now 20 years old and is on lighter clay/limestone soils and offers more elegance and finesse. Rully 1er Cru Meix Cadot comes from mainly 35 year old vines and is wonderful, generous and intense with exquisite purity. His Bourgogne Rouge comes from 50% Premeaux, 50% Puligny and is sweet, generous, concentrated and accessible. The Rully Rouge is from vines planted in 1974 and 1980 and offers ripe, generous, sweet dark-cherry flavours.
This is a genuine, superstar Burgundy domaine.
|Rully Blanc 1er Cru Meix Cadot|
|Rully Blanc 1er Cru Les Raclots (négoce)|
|Puligny Montrachet Corvée des Vignes|
|Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos des Montaigus|
|Rully Blanc 1er Cru Meix Cadot||Chardonnay|
|Rully Blanc 1er Cru Les Raclots (négoce)||Chardonnay|
|Puligny Montrachet Corvée des Vignes||Chardonnay|
|Bourgogne Rouge||Pinot Noir|
|Rully Rouge||Pinot Noir|
|Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos des Montaigus||Pinot Noir|