Common in Burgundy, marriages often result in combined vineyard holdings. Hélène Defaix of Domaine Bernard Defaix also runs her family’s domaine, located in the warmer Côte Chalonnaise. She predominantly farms premier cru Rully vines organically from 6 hectares of vineyards over five crus.
The Rully 1er Cru ‘Les Cloux’ comes from clay and limestone soils. It is fermented in and aged in French oak barrels for 18 months giving this wine a lovely texture and enhancing the notes of tropical fruits. This 100% Chardonnay wine is richer than their Chablis due to the warmer climate and offers incredible drinking pleasure at a fraction of the cost of many other premier crus in Burgundy.