Rully Blanc ‘La Barre’ Domaine Ninot 2017/18
Domaine Ninot, Rully (Practicing Organic/Biodynamic methods)
Erell Ninot and her brother elaborate typical Cote Chalonnaise wines with a modern touch. After taking over the small 5 hectares Domaine from her father Erell has gradually increase the vineyards to 13 hectares and his now seconded by her younger brother Flavien. She has previously won the Trophée de Jeune Talent, Burgundy's best young winemaker award. Erell practices organic viticulture and winemaking protocol but chooses not to be officially certified, allowing her to craft consistently high quality wines in the rather fickle local Rully terroir. Rigorous manual vineyard work, low yields and respect for the soil, the vine and nature propel this fine domaine straight in to the top echelon of Chalonnaise producers. The delicately oaked whites are subtle but ripe with enough natural acidity. The reds are plump with poised Pinot fruit and soft tannins
A single-vineyard white Burgundy is fresh, with balanced acidity tempered by a bit of weight. Judicious use of oak adds structure while preserving the wine's delicate aromas and flavors. There is a long, fruit-dominated finale.