Domaine Ninot, Rully, Chaponniere (rouge) 2019

Appellation: Rully

Region: Burgundy

Country: France

Color: Red

Varietal(s): Pinot Noir

About The Producer

Domaine Ninot is a family estate based in Rully in the Côte Chalonnaise. Since 2003 Erell Ninot has been at the helm cultivating 10 ha in the Rully and Mercurey, a third of which are 1er crus. Erell received the prestigious “best young winemaker” in Burgundy distinction. Today, she works alongside her brother, Flavien. The stand-out characteristic of the Domaine’s wines is their staggeringly fruit-forward profile. The Domaine's Organic Certification is in process.

Terroir & Vineyard Practices:

Erell's red Rully, Chaponniere issues from a single-vineyard by that name. There is no blending or muddling (or extending) of its glorious terroir signature. The vines average a stately 35+ years old, bringing concentration and complexity to the wine.

Tasting Notes

Selected by NY Times columnist Eric Asimov as his favorite 2012 Cote Chalonnaise, Chaponniere continues to please. Elegant aromas lead to a cherry-dominated palate. Light oak adds structure to the bright red fruit flavors.


Chaponniere is raised 50% in oak barrels (of which 10% are new) and 50% in stainless steel. Erell raises her wines with skill and care, always taking care to preserve all the delicate aromatic elements.