Why Buy: This one's special. Literally special: among the more than 785 bottles of Burgundy submitted at the last two editions of the TASTEVINAGE competition, the 111th and 112th, 12 wines were unanimously selected to bear the supreme distinction of Major – and Rully 2020 is one of those chosen few. We're proud to be able to bring you such an absolutely stellar example of white Burgundy.


The Story: The names of the Majors were unveiled to the public this past November at the Château du Clos de Vougeot, by members of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. For a wine to be selected as a Major, it had to be deemed to fully represent both the appellation and the vintage, and to exhibit superior quality. The honor will hardly come as a surprise to anyone who knows anything about Rully. Located in the Côte Chalonnaise, in Burgundy, this is an estate that has remained in family hands since the 12th century, and stands as one of among a small handful of wineries that have come to be synonymous with the winemaking soul of the south of Burgundy. Its clay-limestone terroir, which can be traced all the way back to the Jurassic period, is superb, and all its grapes are hand-harvested, as they have been since the very beginning. Of its 261 hectares, 68 have been deemed Premiers Crus.


Specs: A blend of Chardonnay grapes hand-harvested from 3 plots: Le Truyer, La Curasse, and La Chaume. Vinification occurred in stainless steel tanks, and then, after fermentation, the wine was casked for 9 months in oak barrels on thin lees.


Our Tasting Notes: The nose has a gorgeous floral expression, with ripe but controlled notes of honeysuckle that give way slowly to delicate and well-integrated hints of wood. On the palate, we see a beautiful balance of elements, with fruit answered by structure and richness met with elegance. Throughout, the floral nose continues, indeed, all the way up to the gentle finish. Gorgeousness.


What to Pair It With: Quiches; seafood salad; shrimp risotto; dry cheeses; charcuterie platters.


Fun Fact: Rully has remained a family operation for – count 'em – 26 generations, or about 800 years.


Our Guarantee: We always buy and source direct, so rest assured: your spirits will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Secure your order today!


*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Spring 2024. With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in KS, LA, MI, NY, or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Monday, January 15th, 2024.

*Due to limited storage space for pre-ordered product, we can only hold orders for 30 days from the first notification that your order is ready for pickup. If you are unable to pick up your order within 30 days, please contact Concierge Sales at (855) 841-2752 or to make an arrangement. A store associate may reach out periodically to notify you of your order. Unfortunately, if no arrangements have been made, after 30 days, the order will need to be cancelled and we will provide a full refund.  No orders will be cancelled without multiple communication attempts.