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2013 Domaine Vincent Dureuil Rully 'Vielles Vignes' 1er Cru

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Among the most criminally undervalued white Burgundies on the planet are the wines of Vincent Dureuil, and his Rully VV Premier Cru is a prime example. Hazelnuts, lemon curd, preserved lemon, and cream all define this gorgeous, leesy white burg from 50-100 year old vines! Bravo Vincent!

 
$54.95
$49.46 btl/mixed case*

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The walls of the Dureuil (doo-roy) cellar look like something out of a B-grade horror movie, as if someone has sprayed them down with fake cobwebs. It's frigid, damp, musty and - truth be told - a little creepy. The ancient stone cavern seems like a science experiment gone wrong, and yet it echoes one of the great mysteries of Burgundy: how such precise, pure, focused white wines can come to life in such an environment.

Vincent Dureuil left us baffled yet again at this seemingly impossible dichotomy, and his lineup was one of the true highlights of last spring's buying trip. We literally bought every bottle we were offered, something we have rarely ever done. Alas, despite our offer to completely clean out his cellar, we didn't get nearly as much as we were prepared to secure. These are quite simply among the most compelling and delicious Chardonnays we tried in all of Burgundy. To miss them would be a mistake.

About Dureuil
Item Code:
1WVDU13IWVV
Wine Type:
White Wine
Winemaker:
Vincent Dureuil
Country:
France
Varietal:
Chardonnay
Appellation:
Burgundy
Sub-Appellation:
Rully
Total Varietal Composition in %:
100% Chardonnay
Measure:
750 ML BOTTLE

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