Vincent Dureuil-Janthial 2001 Rully Rouge "En Guenes" ($12.00)
Clear ruby in the glass, this red Rully's aromas center on ripe strawberries "lifted" by a hint of volatility and accented with brown spice. Fresh and juicy berry fruit on the palate gains structure and snap from tangy fresh-fruit acidity that's just tart enough to make this one better for enjoying with food than sipping alone. Labeled "vieilles vignes" (old vines), "non-filtré" (unfiltered) and "cuvee unique" (a special bottling for this importer). US Importer: North Berkeley Imports, Berkeley, Calif. (Jan 18, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: I went cross-ethnic for a winter soup match that's non-traditional but perfect with red Burgundy: A beefy, Russian-style beet borshcht.

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