The domaine Chavy-Chouet is having a moment. This has always been an important domaine with around 15 hectares of vines divided between Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault and two of' the oldest winemaking families in Burgundy but there's been a significant uptick in quality since young Romaric Chavy took over from his father in the last 10 years or so. Now a critics darling of an estate (not to mention lots of global Instagram buzz) these wines have suddenly gotten a bit scarce.
Under Romarics supervision, the domaine has headed in the direction of organic farming, lutte raisonée would be a more accurate term, for their impressive collection of 70 some odd parcels of 40+ year old vines. Between his fathers traditional approach and Romaric's many years of wine school and training around the world, the domaine has been going through a slow makeover, all for the better. Tasting through the lineup of big gun 1er Crus like the Puligny Folatières and Meursault Charmes is great but what's really exciting about the 2017 lineup is the stunning quality of the Bourgogne Blanc Les Femelottes. This is village level quality Puligny-Montrachet by anyone's standards and one of the great bargains in the entire region.
From 40 year old vines bordering the Puligny Villages AOC, this is an exceptional terroir for AOC Bourgogne and the wine shows the class of the villages much more expensive bottlings. Especially in 2017 which is turning out to be quite a vintage for whites. This baby Puligny-Montrachet shows classic green apple and citrus flowers on the nose with lemon curd and mineral flavors. Precise, detailed wine that defies its price point. Just 3 cases available.