OENOFOROS Product Details 0389 Oenoforos Chateau De Davenay Rully 1er Cru "Meix Cadot" Blanc 2019
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CHATEAU DE DAVENAY RULLY 1ER CRU "MEIX CADOT" BLANC 2019
Country: France, Burgundy, Cote Chalonnaise
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay 100%
Le Meix Cadot is a Rully Premier Cru designation - one of 23 - in the Côte Chalonnaise subregion of Burgundy. The six-hectare vineyard is mostly planted with the Chardonnay grape variety, although it also contains roughly half a hectare (1.2 acres) of Pinot Noir.

Only the western section of the site has Premier Cru status. The larger, eastern, part is designated as Rully AOP.

The vineyard is located 500 meters south of the town of Rully. It is one of a handful of Premier Crus which run in a strip on the opposite side of a small valley from the main group to the west of town. Consequently, Le Meix Cadot has something of a westerly aspect.

About the vintage: A hot and dry year, which will have known three heatwaves: end of June, July, end of August. The sanitary condition were perfect and the quantities produced were moderate due to the lack of water that summer. The white wines are rich and ripe, but fine and well balanced, the grapes having retained a good level of tartaric acid. Great vintage for the Pinots Noirs which produced intense, ripe, balanced and very fine wines.

Terroir: Beautiful, cool clay-limestone terroir, located just under the medieval castle of Rully. The vines were planted in the 1960s.

Viticultural Practices: The vines are grown organically. Mechanical labour of the soil. They are pruned in simple guyot with long sticks and disbudded every other eye, so the bunches end up beautiful and airy.

Vinification: Grapes harvested by hand in crates, sorted on a sorting table if necessary and conveyed directly to the pneumatic press. Pressing of whole grapes for two and a half hours. The juice from stainless steel vats settles at 12 degrees overnight. Then the must is directly transferred to barrels to achieve alcoholic fermentation (traditional Burgundy vinification).

Ageing: 12 month ageing in oak barrel, 20% in new oak.   









Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0389

BOTTLE

€35,00

CASE PRICE

€210,00
Available Stock: 54 items
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The Grape
Chardonnay
Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay`s spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvelous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.