Domaine Chavy 2016 Puligny-Montrachet, Les Folatieres 1er Cru

Domaine Chavy 2016 Puligny-Montrachet, Les Folatieres 1er Cru

93
Wine Advocate

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About Domaine Chavy 2016 Puligny-Montrachet, Les Folatieres 1er Cru

The estate of Gerard Chavy has now been split into two separate estates by his sons, Jean-Louis Chavy, and Alain Chavy. Jean-Louis has built a brand new winemaking facility and a deep temperature controlled cellar at the bottom of the village. Vinification is classic barrel fermentation with temperature control and only natural yeasts. For the elevage of the wines the use of new oak is restrained with just 25% new oak for Premier Crus. This Puligny Montrachet 1er cru "Folatieres"is from two separate plots of 25-45 year old vines, one in the steepest stoniest part close to Blagny which contributes excellent acidity and structure. The other part is from lower down where the soil is richer and this part gives greater richness and depth to the wine. This shows wonderful intensity and generosity.

The Wine Advocate scored this 91-93 saying "The 2016 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru les Folatieres has a more conspicuous marine bent to the aromatics compared to the other Puligny premier crus, with oyster shells and mudflat scents filtering through the green apple aromas. The palate is well balanced with a fresh and vibrant entry. Now this is a very pretty Puligny in the making, very harmonious with traces of blackcurrant leaf and spice, fanning out as if the 2016 vintage was not beset by trials and tribulations. There is just a disarming flow about this Folatières and it should drink well for the next decade."

Wine Details

  • Alcohol % 13.0%
  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type White
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • Appellation Côte de Beaune

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91
2011 Wine Spectator

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