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François D'Allaines, Rully "Tête de Cuvée" 2018

White Wine from France - Burgundy
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This assemblage of three vineyards – Saint-Jacques, En Varot and Chaponnière – produces a fresh white Burgundy, predominantly appley, but with a hint of melons.
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Code: BU72431

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Chardonnay
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2023
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, diam

Francois d'Allaines

François d’Allaines is a ‘micro’ négociant, and the benefit of the small size of the company is scrupulous attention to detail.

What grapes or juice he doesn’t like he refuses, which is why his quality is regularly high. He is continually refining his selection of growers. He pays top prices for top grapes and stops working with those growers who do not deliver the promised quality.

François trained in the hotel business but began his wine business in 1996, basing himself in the village of Demigny near the Côte de Beaune. He produces wines of consistently high quality.

Burgundy Vintage 2018

The maturity of the grapes reflects the year’s unbroken sunny summer weather. From 25th June until the harvest it was warm and, apart from the odd storm, there was little or no rain, allowing the grapes to ripen fully. By contrast plentiful spring rain had created a good reserve of water in the soil for the vines to draw upon, so that there was neither heat stress nor raisining of the grapes later in the season.

That water supply, along with a successful flowering, ensured a generous harvest the size of which mitigated some of the heat and explains why the grapes are ripe but not overripe. Anticipating their precocity, the producers began harvesting at the end of August and brought in ripe and balanced fruit in very good health, with no fungal diseases in evidence. The resulting white wines have a striking purity of fruit about them.

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