Though Bouchard Père et Fils is centered in Beaune, in the Côte d’Or, it has acquired vineyards throughout Burgundy since its founding in 1775. Thus, it has become a reliable guide for exploring the region as a whole. The Côte Chalonnaise marks the transition between the famed Côte d'Or and the Mâconnais to the south. The Rully appellation overlaps onto that of Chagny, famous for its gastronomy, and produces twice as much white wine (Chardonnay) as red (Pinot Noir).
Very pleasant as an aperitif, white Rully is generally soft and full of flavor. Partially aged in French oak, this Rully Blanc has remarkable complexity and depth. Yellow fruit and macerated citrus notes meld well with smoky, toasty undertones and light floral note on the nose, while the palate has a distinct salty, savory quality to it. Its mouth-filling, prickly acidity springs off the tongue, leading to a fine, mineral-driven core that keeps it lively and fresh - with notes of melon, dried pineapple and pear. A lemon-curd middle and white flowers add to its delicate nature. Serve with seafood, shellfish, snails, and creamed fish dishes.