In a nutshell: A ripe and fruity red Burgundy from the Côte Chalonnaise village of Rully made by one of the top producers in the area.
The lowdown: The domaine was founded by Henri Jacqueson in 1947 and is now run by his son, Paul, and granddaughter, Marie, and has long been recognised as one of the top estates in the Côte Chalonnaise. They are one of very few in Rully to hand pick everything from their well situated 13ha of vines. This 2018 is plump, full and fruity with very accessible, crunchy dark cherry and red fruit flavours complimented with notes of herbs and spice. Balanced with fresh acidity and soft taninns this is an approachable and rewarding young Burgundy.
When to drink: Will work well with roast chicken or pork, veal dishes, or risotto.
Founded by Henri Jacqueson in 1947, succeeded by his son Paul in 1972 and joined by Pauls daughter Marie in 2006, and more recently by his son Pierre, this domaine has long been recognised as one of the very best in the Côte Chalonnaise and its wines adorn the lists of many of the finest restaurants in France. They have 13 hectares of wonderfully sited vines, many of which are very old, and prune hard to reduce yields to around 35 hl/ha. They only work the vineyards manually, with very minimal vine treatments. They are one of very few producers in the village (together with Dureuil-Janthial) to hand-pick everything. Extremely proficient winemaking and judicious use of new oak (20% for whites and 25% for reds) make for beautifully crafted, ripe, intense, sensual wines which have the class to belie their origins.