On name alone, this is a bargain, but the quality more than lives up to its billing. This is a truly exceptional white Burgundy.
The Chavy family are well established in the Côte de Beaune, with Alain, Jean-Louis and Phillipe all making wine in and around Puligny-Montrachet. Hubert Chavy had been selling the bulk of his production to the top ...Learn more
“The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières 1er Cru has a tightly-wound bouquet with honeysuckle, orange pith and light fennel aromas that are well defined. The palate is well-balanced with good acidity, quite saline in the mouth, rather linear but with decent length. Very fine, but I would afford this a couple of years in bottle.”
“Notes of green apple, iodine, Meyer lemon, dried white flowers and toasted bread introduce the 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières, a medium to full-bodied, layered and succulent wine, with good depth and concentration, racy acids and a long, lingering finish.”
“Rather floral nose and still a little simple and unformed on the palate but pretty and well balanced. Lower acidity than the 2010s.”
“Les Folatières is a 1er Cru of Puligny-Montrachet located on the same level of altitude and just a couple of hundred yards away from Montrachet Grand Cru. This very famous plot of mature vines gives Chardonnay of outstanding quality - elegant and generous. Domaine Chavy-Chouet's wine has delicious hints of honey and stone fruit, combined with a zesty, spicy touch - an elegant invitation to taste. It feels soft, with a creamy texture and a zesty finish, long, harmonious and lively. A real treat and a perfect pairing with the finest fish courses.”