Domaine de la Thalie – Rully
Pinot Noir 100%
The wine story
The domain is in Rully, 20 km south of Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy. This wine comes from four different plots exposed south, southeast. The vines are 30- to 35-year-old, and the soil is limestone, clay and marls.
La Thalie is a small stream nearby, and the lovely lady with a mask on the label is Thalia, the muse of comedy of Greek mythology.
Michel Briday founded the domain in 1976 with only 15 acres. His son Michel and wife Sandrine took it up in 1979 and now own 38 acres in several villages and produce red and white wines.
The picking is manual, and the grapes totally destemmed. After a slow fermentation, the wine is aged for 9 to 14 months in oak barrels.
This elegant wine will pair well with tasty meats: lamb chops, beef ribs, duck à l’orange and liver pâté. You can also drink it very cool with tuna carpaccio.
The Burgundy region is 300 km long on the right bank of the Rhône and very narrow, the southern limit is the city of Lyon. The climate is mild and well adapted to Pinot noir which is the unique variety in the red Bourgogne appellation.
The region produces prestigious red and white wines, but the production is relatively small, in great demand and usually expensive. To make it worse, Spring frosts can sometimes ruin a vintage.
Prune, raspberry and violet
Remarkable for its fruity freshness and minerality, fine tannins and balanced acidity