Domaine Jaeger Defaix Rully Rouge 1er Cru Clos du Chapître 2021

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Domaine Jaeger Defaix Rully Rouge 1er Cru Clos du Chapître 2021
Producer Domaine Jaeger Defaix
Region, Country Rully, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 22247-750

Diam. The Clos du Chapître is a monopole vineyard for this producer. The one-hectare plot is located behind the family house and cellars within the Rully 1er Cru Chapître, enclosed by a two-meter-high stone wall. The Pinot yields here are controlled by severe pruning, de-budding and green harvesting. There is also manual sorting of bunches to keep only the most beautiful clusters of fruit. This year, only 15% of the ripest whole bunches were retained, and the wine was aged in oak barrels (50% new) for 15 months before bottling. 

Jancis Robinson MW has written that the wines from this site “offer proof that the Côte Chalonnaise can now field wines of serious interest to those raised on Côte d’Or wines.” As always, the Clos du Chapître delivers the expected step up from the village Rully in depth, structure and complexity, yet there’s no lack of levity and brightness. The Clos du Chapître was not frosted in 2021 and it shows in the resulting volume of this wine. It’s so Pinot. You get scents of market-fresh raspberry and cherry on the nose, dusted with peppery spice and a hint of quality oak. The palate is sculpted and pure with more red berry vibrancy wrapped up in attractive texture before a balanced and lingering cherry stone finale. It’s hard to say how this will age, but it will hit its straps in 2026. That said, with the right food, it is utterly charming from the get-go.

You get scents of market-fresh raspberry and cherry on the nose, dusted with peppery spice and a hint of quality oak. The palate is sculpted and pure with more red berry vibrancy wrapped up in attractive texture before a balanced and lingering cherry stone finale. It’s hard to say how this will age, but it will hit its straps in 2026. That said, with the right food, it is utterly charming from the get-go.


Domaine Jaeger Defaix Rully Rouge 1er Cru Clos du Chapître 2021

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