2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon, Alain Chavy

Just three producers work this vineyard, with Domaine Leflaive owning the lion’s share, and Alain and his brother Jean-Louis each with small holdings. It’s in the middle of the slope, below Folatières and next to Pucelles, but with slightly heavier soils. Accordingly, the wine is slightly richer, but the 2016 has lovely reduction, an oyster shell freshness, and tension and energy.

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  • Region & country
    Le Clavoillon / Clavaillon (1er Cru), Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2022
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon, Alain Chavy
Domaine Alain Chavy

Alain Chavy and his brother, Jean-Louis, split their father’s vineyards in 2003, as is often the case in Burgundy. Alain works a great selection of Puligny vineyards, and his traditionally styled wines convey some of the best of Puligny-Montrachet’s chiselled minerality alongside a fullness of body endowed by the wine’s classical élévage.

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