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Domaine Alain Chavy Bourgogne Blanc

France | 2018

£19.50 a bottle

The Alain Chavy Bourgogne Blanc comes from young vines grown in Puligny, where the wines typically show green and yellow fruit, firm acidity and distinctive minerality. This Bourgogne Blanc, while light in body, is taut and fresh in character.

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Origin

Wines from Puligny-Montrachet are typified by aromas and flavors of green apple and lemon and tend to be tauter and firmer on the palate compared to wines from neighboring villages. Aging in a small percentage of new French oak barrels lends accents of toast and vanilla.

Producer

Alain Chavy produces restrained, structured, and long-lived white Burgundies from 17 acres of vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet, with small holdings in the neighboring villages of Chassagne and Meursault. Alain established Domaine Alain Chavy in 2003 with vineyards inherited from his father and includes some of Puligny’s top premier crus.

Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay

Alain Chavy’s Bourgogne Blanc comes from young vines grown just outside the Puligny AOC. The wine itself is made in Puligny, to the same standards as his Village Puligny. The wines made here typically show green and yellow fruit, firm acidity and distinctive minerality. This Bourgogne Blanc, while light in body, is taut and fresh in character.

Alain inoculates for fermentation and believes in keeping bâtonnage to a minimum. He uses a combination of 400-liter oak puncheons and up to 10% new Burgundian pièce for the Bourgogne Blanc. “We’re looking for a balance between the fruit and oak character,” explains Alain. “We want the wines’ minerality to show through.”

Food Match

Pairs well with white fish and shellfish and its naturally high acidity can counterbalance cream-based sauces. Oak-aged Chardonnay from warmer climates lends itself well to grilled fish, starches, butter, and toasted nuts.

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Additional information

Vintage

2018

Grape Variety

Country of Origin

Region

Burgundy

Style

Full Bodied & Rich Whites

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Food Pairing

Pasta, Shellfish, Soft & Mild Cheese, White Fish

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