Rully Cuvee En Guesnes, Vincent Dureuil-Janthial
- Burgundy, France
- Domaine Vincent Dureuil-Janthial
- Pinot Noir
En Guesnes is a small vineyard of just over a hectare of Pinot Noir vines of 40 years old grown on clay and limestone soils. Aged for 18 months in oak this is a more muscular Rully from Vincent Dureuil-Janthial.
A complex and earthy bouquet of wild berries and fresh cherries, brooding fruit flavours, and a backbone of supple tannins and fresh acidity.
Vincent Dureuil-Janthial is one of the most respected producers in Rully producing wines of unrivalled quality. Practicing organic production since 2001 and also employing bio-dynamic methods with 60% of the domaine being fully organically worked by 2008. Vincent believes in rigorous vineyard management and regularly spends 14 hours a day amongst the vines doing much of the vineyard work himself.
The domaine has parcels in serveral highly regarded and Premier Cru vineyards including Le Meix Cadot, the largest of the 1er Crus and Mazières farther east for his whites, and En Guesnes for the reds. Vincent also has small plots in Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gains and Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Argillières.
Vincent Dureuil-Janthials whites are bold and plump continuously showing levels of fruit ripening that are only achieved through the tireless vineyard management that Vincent dedicates his time to. His reds are elegant and refined showing a purity of fruit to a level unmatched in the Cote Chalonnaise.