Notes from North Berkeley Imports:
"The talents of winemaker Vincent Dureuil in Rully are such that it’s easy to forget that there are others making wine in the Côte Chalonnaise. But there just is no other artist in the region that faithfully crafts Burgundy with as much purity, elegance or character as does Dureuil. Not only is Dureuil a gifted winemaker, but also he is blessed with some exemplary older-vine vineyards that for years have been cared for organically.
A peerless Aligoté raised like a premier cru on ideal limestone-clay soils in the appellation of Rully. Citrus zest, fresh almonds, white pepper."
Soils mix clay with veins of ferrous oxide.
Hand-harvested. Pressed full cluster; lees settling for 48 hours. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in older French oak barrels (on average, five-year barrels). Aged in barrel for 12 months; in tank for six months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered; all actions follow the lunar calendar