Kent’s Pick: 2015 Joseph Drouhin Rully Blanc, $21.00

The 2016s from Burgundy, both white and red, have slowly been arriving in the shop over the last couple of months. With that in mind, I decided to revisit Joseph Drouhin’s 2015 Rully Blanc. The wine is from the Côte Chalonnaise that sits just south of the Côte de Beaune. The region is known for high quality wines at very reasonable prices (relative to the rest of Burgundy), and this wine is no exception. The 2015 vintage in Burgundy was a touch warmer than normal with the wines showing a bit more ripeness, making them very approachable early on. This Rully is made from 100 percent Chardonnay grapes and is aged in 20 percent new French oak. The nose reveals notes of lemon, a touch of orange, and a bit of almond. On the palate, the wine is definitely representative of the vintage, continuing to show the same zesty lemon as on the nose, a light mineral note, and baked apple. The wine is ripe and packs a great zesty punch. It will pair well with lemon and herb chicken or pork chops. Drink this wine over the next two years.