Marie Jacqueson is producing Burgundy that is nothing short of magical in the backwater of Rully, proving once again to really find value, you have to get off the rue nationale. These lots of red and white Rully from Marie, our newest addition to our family of wine-growers, have been incredibly well-received with more requests for reorders than almost any other producer we’ve featured since my visit last winter. The issue is the quantity. Marie was selling her wine just fine before we met so the amounts we’ve been able to bring over have been minuscule, even on the tiny scale that great Burgundy usually measured.
The best Red that Marie makes is her 1er cru from the vineyard Préaux. The vines are old here, averaging almost 50 years in age. The soil is a classic mix of clay and limestone providing for soaring aromatics of strawberry, black cherry, cinnamon and roses. The fruit is almost crunchy; incredibly fresh, juicy, really flat-out delicious. Those limestone soils gives the wine great length, with a mineral finish that goes a mile. Great now, great in 10 years, qualitatively worth double the price.
I got all I could this year but it wasn’t very much. The good news is that qualitatively this wine is absolutely lights out and everyone who scoops it is going to love it.