2016 1er Cru La Pucelle Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte Chalonnaise
Village Rully
Classification 1er Cru
Vineyard La Pucelle

Tasted after just 2 days in bottle. More cream than the village wine, more ripeness. Wood really well tucked in. Great feel, broad, ripe fruit - nice weight of fruit - but still good shape - nice bright lines. Detailed. Good impact and flows on beyond with a nice bright kick. Mostly Calcaire with 30% Clay. Focus and purity - but not slight. L&S (Dec 2017)

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A classy white, the 2016 Rully 1er Cru La Pucelle offers up aromas of white currants, fresh peaches and dried flowers, framed by a subtle top note of caramel. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, supple and glossy, with an elegant, open-knit profile and a clean finish. It's best adapted to near-term consumption and represents a safe choice on a restaurant wine list. Drinking range: 2018 - 2021 Rating: 89 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Jul 2018)

Fresh apple fruit with generous oak spice coming through on the palate. Unsubtle, but full of flavour and richness, with long dairy persistence Drinking range: 2017 - 2021 Rating: 16.5 Richard Hemming MW - 2018)

I will start with a wine which looks superb in this vintage and which will not trouble the bank account. 2016 Rully, 1er Cru La Pucelle, Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson was a refreshing, chiselled, bright Chardonnay with ample lust for life and precocity making it a banker for everyone’s fridge door. Matthew Jukes 2018)

Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

Marie, named 'Young Winemaker of the Year' at the Hospices de Beaune as long ago as 2010, represents the third generation of Jacquesons to be making wine here. She was joined at the domaine by her brother Pierre in 2015. Her grandfather Henri started off in 1946 with a small parcel of Aligoté. Henri was quite a pioneer at a time when Rully was not well-known, the vineyards having been substantially abandoned after the first world war. Paul, Henri's son and father of the current generation, was responsible for the drive to quality which gained the domaine its reputation. He still active in support of his children.

The domaine consists now of 13 hectares of vines, mostly in Rully, but also parcels in Mercurey and Bouzeron. The grapes are harvested by hand and vinified in classical fashion, before an élevage in barrel (up to 25% new wood). Under Paul, and now by his children, the domaine has become adept at a sophisticated use of barrels, the élevage here is key to the quality they consistently achieve, and this rubs off on the ,em>negociant 'Cuvée Sélection' which is always beautifully finished.

We have always loved the whites, and especially the Pucelle, which is a model of what a great Rully can be year after year, but the reds are increasingly not to be missed - red Burgundies at sensible prices which have crunchy fresh Pinot fruit, and an excellent velvet feel.

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