Alain Chavy Puligny-Montrachet Les Charmes 2018

Crisp and lean with lovely, pure fruit. Finishes fresh and long.

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£59.95
A splendid climat on the Puligny-Meursault border adjoining Meursault 1er Cru Charmes. Alain is the major land-owner with 1.8 hectares of vines and has long vinified these grapes apart as they consistently give a wine close to premier cru quality. Intensely flavoured with fine breed and balance.

Alain Chavy produces restrained, structured, and long-lived white Burgundies from 17 acres of vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet, with small holdings in the neighboring villages of Chassagne and Meursault. Alain established Domaine Alain Chavy in 2003 with vineyards inherited from his father and includes some of Puligny's top premier crus.

For some, Puligny-Montrachet is the ultimate white wine location on earth thanks to its perfect aspect and well-drained limestone soil. Alain Chavy’s Puligny-Montrachet comes from several parcels around Puligny from vines planted between 1965 and 1974. Parcels near Meursault have heavier soils, bringing body and power, while the gravel-limestone soils around Chassagne contribute elegance and minerality.

Les Charmes is a splendid climat on the Puligny-Meursault border adjoining Meursault 1er Cru Charmes. Alain is the major land-owner with 1.8 hectares of vines and has long vinified these grapes apart as they consistently give a wine close to Premier Cru quality. Intensely flavoured with fine breed and balance.

Fermented and aged for 12 months in barrel followed by 6 months in stainless steel.

90-92 Points: The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet les Charmes comes from two parcels. Often one of the hidden gems from Chavy’s range, this has a delightful bouquet that displays much more delineation and mineralité compared to the Village Cru. The palate is very well balanced with a pretty, slightly peachy opening and subtle spicy notes. This is not a complex Puligny, but it is very harmonious, with impressive persistence on the brioche-tinged finish. Recommended. Vinous.com
Alain Chavy Puligny-Montrachet Les Charmes 2018
Alain Chavy Puligny-Montrachet Les Charmes 2018
  • France
  • Chardonnay
  • 2018
  • Domaine Alain Chavy
  • 13%
  • Standard - 75cl
  • Cork

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