Planted in 1950 - lots of limestone here - this is a seriously smart spot. Crisp cut here but fruit core is intense. Yellow ripe flesh and melon skin - then some lime intensity and a broad sleeker feel builds graciously. This is impressive. Great weight and breadth - some cream but a touch of dusty minerality adds good texture and a freshness. This was not a straightforward vintage in Rully yet this wine is cleverly judged - really good balance and tension. L&S (Nov 2018)
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The 2017 Rully 1er Cru Grésigny is showing well, offering up pretty aromas of wheat toast, crisp green apple, wet stones and citrus zest, followed by a medium to full-bodied, bright and tangy palate that's built around the bright line of acidity that typically defines wines from this high-quality climat. Tightly wound today, this will be better with a few years' bottle age. Drinking range: 2020 - 2030 Rating: 90+ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Aug 2019)
It's never labelled as such, but this comes from a limestone-rich parcel planted in 1950. It has a stony, almost mouthwatering salinity supporting a palate that's spicy and toasty, with pear and waxed lemon fruit and a long, nuanced finish. Drinking range: 2019 - 2022 Rating: 92 Tim Atkin MW - Decanter(Oct 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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