Alain Chavy - France - Burgundy

Puligny-Montrachet / Les Charmes - 2016

Price : 93.50$
Grape Variety : Chardonnay  
Caract. : Dry white wine  
SAQ Code : 12482271  
Inventaire : Batch Specialty  
Format : 750 mL 
Degree of Alcohol : 12.8% 
Bottles/Crate : 6 

Tasting :

"The 2012 Puligny-Montrachet Les Charmes comes from Alain’s 0.66-hectare parcel of around 30-year-old vines in the lieu-dit adjacent to the Meursault Charmes. It has a tightly wound bouquet that like the village cru, requires a few minutes to really get going but belatedly offers up scents of apple blossom and a whiff of lavender. The palate is well-balanced with a fine line of acidity. This is a languid Puligny, one that is well-balanced and sedate, yet fresh and quite sensual in the mouth. It is not the most complicated Puligny you will find, but I am sure it will be enjoyable in the first 8-10 years after bottling." -NM Wine Advocate

Wine Pairing :

Fish, white meat, cheese.

Winemaking :

  • Variety : Chardonnay 100%
  • Age of vines : 45 years
  • Yield of vines : 50 hl/ha
  • Irrigation : None
  • Harvest : Manual
  • Fermentation : French oak barrel (25% new)
  • Maturation: French oak barrel (25% new) during 12 months. Then 6 months in stainless tank. No malolactic fermentation.
  • Type of yeast : Indigenous
  • Fining : Filtered
  • Cellar : 12 years
  • Decanting : No

See the Press Review


Vintage 2015

  • Wine Spectator: 93 pts.
  • Wine Advocate: 88-90 pts.

Vintage 2014

  • Wine Advocate: 87-89 pts.

Vintage 2013

  • Wine Advocate: 87-89 pts.
  • Wine Spectator: 89 pts.

Vintage 2012

  • Wine Advocate: 90 pts.
  • Wine Spectator: 90 pts.

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