Founded by Henri Jacqueson in 1947, succeeded by his son Paul in 1972 and joined by Paul’s daughter Marie in 2006, and more recently by his son Pierre, this domaine has long been recognised as one of the very best in the Côte Chalonnaise and its wines adorn the lists of many of the finest restaurants in France. They have 13 hectares of wonderfully sited vines, many of which are very old, and prune hard to reduce yields to around 35 hl/ha. They only work the vineyards manually, with very minimal vine treatments. They are one of very few producers in the village (together with Dureuil-Janthial) to hand-pick everything. Extremely proficient winemaking and judicious use of new oak (20% for whites and 25% for reds) make for beautifully crafted, ripe, intense, sensual wines which have the class to belie their origins.
Jacqueson Rully Blanc 2018
“The 2018 Rully La Pucelle 1er Cru has a well defined nose with crushed granite and flint infusing the red apple and subtle beeswax scents. The palate is well balanced with good weight, more grip and salinity compared to the Rully Village, with a tang of marmalade enlivening the finish. There is a bit of chutzpah about this Rully and there is nothing wrong with that. Excellent.”
91 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous.com