An exceptional terroir, a family history :
Domaine PHILIPPE CHAVY
I am fortunate enough to live and work in the heart of one of the most prestigious Chardonnay vineyards in the world. Each and every vine and the grapes they yield command respect. It is my daily task to enrich this inheritance just like my parents and grandparents when they started. My father planted the majority of our Puligny vines in the 1950’s; in Meursault, they come from my mother’s side (Ropiteau) and are even older, the eldest dates from 1932.
My Domaine is a mirror image of the Burgundy vineyards: I cultivate 8 hectares of splintered holdings comprising approximately 30 plots and producing 14 appellations; the grape varieties are Chardonnay, Aligoté, Pinot Noir and Gamay.
The various “cuvees” are vinified separately and may be blended after the process depending on the style of the wine we seek.
My grapes have always been harvested by hand out of respect for “terroir”; also the vines are old and the rows can be very narrow.
Description of the appellation :
A 0.40 ha plot dating from 1957, lying on the hill side above Meursault. It’s vinified separately and is a prized village vineyard.
Tasting notes :
Bouquet: overtones of spice and citrus.
Palate: rich body, dense, very complete.
Wine to age.