Faiveley’s Rully is old school but stylish, 100 percent Chardonnay (as white Rully must be), from the Villeranges lieu-dit. The fruit was pressed and fermented half in tank and half in oak barrels, ten percent of which were new. The wine aged with regular lees stirring for 16 months prior to bottling.
At first it’s faintly reductive, but in a nice way, a typical way. Then it delivers a pop of acidity at the attack, a blaze of citrusy lemon drop that segues quickly into a sense of lemon custard and cream. It’s weighty, with a savory finish that’s clearly polished by oak. It’s a superlative value.
2017 Domaine Faiveley Les Villeranges Rully
13% ABV | $33; imported by Frederick Wildman & Sons