CHAVY-CHOUET

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Tipped as Puligny-Montrachet’s ‘domaine to watch’ in 1988’s The White Wines Of Burgundy by Burgundy expert Jasper Morris, hell-raising vigneron Hubert Chavy never delivered on his early promise. Hubert passed away in 2015 and since 2008 his son, Romaric Chavy, has been in charge of the domaine, wasting no time in staking a claim as one of Burgundy’s next wine-making stars. 
 
Thanks to a family history that included the marriage of a Ropiteau (from Meursault) to a Chavy (from Puligny), Domaine Chavy-Chouet enjoys significant landholdings in the two villages, including the ‘Clos Corvées de Citeaux’ monopole in the heart of Meursault and prime parcels of 1er Crus such as Meursault ‘Charmes’ and ‘Genevrières’, not to mention Puligny-Montrachet ‘Folatières’ and ‘Champs Gain’. At the more modest end of the range is one of Burgundy’s best value white wines, Bourgogne Blanc ‘Les Femelottes’, which comes from a vineyard inside the Puligny commune located just below the village vineyards. Vinifications are traditional, with fermentation and maturation of the village and 1er Cru wines lasting for 12 months in oak barrels (20% of which are new), and the Bourgogne appellation wines being bottled after 10 months.
 
Throughout the portfolio the wines display fabulous tension and mineral clarity, with wonderful definition between the different appellations and vineyards. Having ended selling grapes to the large negociants, and investing in a spacious new winery, Romaric has made great improvements to Chavy-Chouet’s enviable portfolio and the wines continue to improve with every vintage. 

LOCATION: CHAVY-CHOUET

CHAVY-CHOUET
GENERAL INFO PRODUCER APPELLATIONS FOUNDED ANNUAL PRODUCTION FARMING
CHAVY-CHOUET St Aubin 1er Cru N/A Sustainable
Volnay
Puligny-Montrachet
Bourgogne Aligoté
Pommard 1er Cru
Meursault 1er Cru
Meursault
Bourgogne Rouge
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
Bourgogne Blanc
TECHNICAL INFO WINE BLEND VINE AGE SOIL TYPE VINEYARD AREA
Bourgogne Blanc ‘Les Femelottes’ Chardonnay 40 years Clay/sand 3 ha
Meursault ‘Clos des Corvées de Citeau’ Chardonnay 60 years Clay/limestone 1 ha
Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Enseignères’ Chardonnay 65 years Clay/limestone 1 ha
St Aubin 1er Cru ‘Murger des Dents de Chien’ Chardonnay 30 years Limestone/marl 0.17 ha
Meursault 1er Cru ‘Les Genevrières’ Chardonnay 72 years Clay/limestone 0.15 ha
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Folatières’ 50 years Limestone/marl 0.3 ha

GENERAL INFO

  • PRODUCER: CHAVY-CHOUET
  • APPELLATIONS:
  • FOUNDED: N/A
  • ANNUAL PRODUCTION: N/A
  • FARMING: Sustainable

TECHNICAL INFO

  • Bourgogne Blanc ‘Les Femelottes’
  • BLEND: Chardonnay
  • WINE AGE: 40 years
  • SOIL TYPE: Clay/sand
  • VINEYARD AREA: 3 ha
  • Meursault ‘Clos des Corvées de Citeau’
  • BLEND: Chardonnay
  • WINE AGE: 60 years
  • SOIL TYPE: Clay/limestone
  • VINEYARD AREA: 1 ha
  • Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Enseignères’
  • BLEND: Chardonnay
  • WINE AGE: 65 years
  • SOIL TYPE: Clay/limestone
  • VINEYARD AREA: 1 ha
  • St Aubin 1er Cru ‘Murger des Dents de Chien’
  • BLEND: Chardonnay
  • WINE AGE: 30 years
  • SOIL TYPE: Limestone/marl
  • VINEYARD AREA: 0.17 ha
  • Meursault 1er Cru ‘Les Genevrières’
  • BLEND: Chardonnay
  • WINE AGE: 72 years
  • SOIL TYPE: Clay/limestone
  • VINEYARD AREA: 0.15 ha
  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Folatières’
  • BLEND:
  • WINE AGE: 50 years
  • SOIL TYPE: Limestone/marl
  • VINEYARD AREA: 0.3 ha