Domaine Alain Chavy Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Charmes' 2017

The nose is intense with aromas of green apple, citrus fruits, butter, cream, and vanilla. The palate is textured and weighted. Flavours are blended together seamlessly and lead to an exceptionally long and balanced finish. Some basic facts are100% Chardonnay, wine is matured in French oak barrels. Alcohol %13%S, medium-bodied. The score is 91.

This is a fine example of a top-class single-vineyard Puligny Montrachet. The wine is textured and weighted in the mid-palate with typical flavours of green apple and citrus fruits, all leading to an elegant and long finish, developing buttery notes that leave the mouth watering for more. There is superb ageing potential in this wine.

Alain’s seven-hectare estate has the distinction of possessing the deepest cellar (5.5 meters) in Puligny. Unfortunately, the high water table of the village makes it difficult to dig a proper basement. As a result, most of Puligny’s domains have above-ground caves that rely on air conditioning. The barrels resting in Chavy’s beautiful, arched cavern contain wine from some of the finest premier cru vineyards found in the appellation. Alain farms 0.49 hectares of 50-year-old vines in Le Clavoillon, and from it, he produces a wine of great depth and minerality. The estate’s bottling from Les Pucelles, directly south of Le Clavoillon, is a wine of similar character but more refinement.

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