Drink: Louis Latour 2008 Rully white

Rully from Louis Latour
Rully from Louis Latour
Posted: July 22, 2012

The only thing I love better than a good white Burgundy in summer is a good white Burgundy at nearly half-price.

That's why you should jump on this 2008 Rully from Louis Latour, marked-down for Pennsylvania's Chairman du Vin from $27 to $15.99.

The commune village of Rully is the northernmost appelation of the Côte Chalonnaise, just south of the more prestige vineyards of the cooler Côte-d'Or, but coveted by in-the-know drinkers for producing whites that overperform for the price.

Mega-négociant Louis Latour is not necessarily the best known Rully label, but Latour's 2008 vintage is nonetheless a live wire in the bottle, with floral notes on the nose, and steel-aged chardonnay grapes that have a green apple crispness followed by a balanced finish that reminds of nuts, vanilla and tingly mineral spice.

It's a bright wine for summer that should pair well light seafood dishes, a fresh tomato sauce over pasta, or just a good conversation on the terrace.  

—Craig LaBan

Louis Latour 2008 Rully white, $15.99 (code 32634)in Pennyslvania.

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