Meursault "Narvaux" Domaine Philippe Chavy 2016
“[Philippe Chavy] has made great progress over the past two decades and is now in the forefront of Puligny domaines.”
Remington Norman & Charles Taylor MW, The Great Domaines of Burgundy (3rd Edition)
Philippe Chavy took over the reins of this wealthy domaine from his father in 2002 with a little more than 3 hectares of prime sited vineyards. The domaine now extends to just over 8 hectares, with some thirty individual parcels scattered throughout the neighbouring villages of Puligny Montrachet (from his father’s side of the family) and Meursault (through his maternal side). Soil is worked by ploughing; there is strictly no use of herbicides or insecticides and for several years, Philippe has followed the cycles of the lunar calendar when determining work in the vineyards and cellars. His precise, floral Puligny Montrachet ‘Les Corvées des Vignes’ hails from vines that lie very close to neighbouring Meursault 1er Cru ‘Charmes’.
Made biodynamically, this is a pure and classic expression of Meursault, with notes of butter, nuts and stone fruit character.