House: Domaine Rois Mages
Name: Rully “Plante Moraine”
Origin: Burdgundy, France
Price: 104 DKK/14 EUR/17,30 USD on winefamly.dk (market price: 179 DKK/24 EUR/29,80 USD)
Sub-regions of Burgundy
Besides individual villages, Burgundy is divided into 5 major regions:
Chablis – this regions is know solely for their Chardonnay. Name of this region has become a staple for a Chardonnay drinkers world-wide
Côte de Nuits – most of the Pinot Noir Grand Cru vineyards are located in this region. It is a treasure trove for the wine collectors with good budget.
Côte de Beaune – this region is famous for both Burgundy grapes. On the white side, it produces very rich Chardonnay, on the red side, very elegant Pinot Noir.
Mâconnais – this is the most southern region of Burgundy. It is popular for its high quality Chardonnay which is also very affordable. It is a good region for Chardonnay lovers on a budget.
Côte Chalonnaise – this is the home of Cremant de Bourgogne. It is made the same way as the champagne (secondary fermentation in the bottle). Besides that, it is a home of very elegant Chardonnay.
Côte d’Or or “the golden valley” is located in the heart of the region and spreads through Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. It got its name from the golden color of the vine leaves grown here. This region is the Crème de la Crème of the winemaking in France and possibly in the world. Wines from here are among the most expensive bottles in the world. For example, it is home of the world renowned Domaine Romanée-Conti, whose bottles market price is measured in thousands of dollars. The cheapest one I could find at my wine supplier has a market price of 100€ (Beaune 1er Cru). So if you know someone, who is a wine geek and you have some extra money to spend, look for apelations such as Mersault, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Santenay, Aloxe Corton, Nuits-St.-Gorges or Morey-St.-Denis.
Domaine Rois Mages, Rully “Plante Moraine” Privilège 2014 Blanc
Rully is great for those, that prefer elegant Chardonnay rather than the oaky one. In the smell we get a hint of green apples with nice minerality and a small trace of oak. In the taste, this wine is very juicy and rich but not overpowering. Taste confirms the nose. Wine has a smooth medium long aftertaste.
Today I took a closer look at one of the upper-class Chardonnay wines. While I am not a fan of Chablis style of wines, Rully with its low oaky-ness is right up my alley. It is quite versatile wine suitable for fish, shellfish and poultry.