Saint Jacques – Rully 1er Cru La Fosse Rouge
The red is ruby through cerise to dark garnet. Its bouquet is composed of black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry) and red fruit (cherry) plus licorice, lilac, and rose petals, evolving towards cooked fruit. On the palate, the tannins respect the fruit and give the wine a well-defined structure. After a few years’ laying-down, its chewiness becomes deliciously melting. A slightly closed-off after-taste is a good sign of persistence.
A little closed in youth, this fine wine surprises by its structure, at once so solid and so filled with fruit. For this reason, it should be matched, in preference, to poultry (roasted or in sauce), or offal (liver, sweetbreads, kidneys) in sauce or simply fried. Risotto and pasta with meat or poultry have the unctuousness to smooth down the rather firm tannins of a young Rully. Perfect with cheese.
Serving temperature: 14 to 16°C.