Alain Chavy is one of the sons of Gérard Chavy, and now runs his own domaine.
Alain and his brother Jean-Louis have split the family's vineyards up between them, sharing the Bourgogne Blanc, village Puligny Montrachet, the lieu-dit Charmes, as well as Premiers Crus Champs Gain, Clavoillons, and Folatieres vineyards. Alain has kept the Pucelles parcel and the winemaking and ageing style remains traditional, with vines on average 25 years old.
The plot of Charmes in Puligny is a continuation of 1er Cru Charmes in Meursault, and shares many of its characteristics, like the light, fine, stony soils.
The 2021 Puligny-Montrachet Les Charmes has a crisp, granitic nose, nicely focused, just a bit lean compared to other vintages. The palate is well balanced with fresh acidity, lovely lemon sherbet and lemon thyme notes on a delineated, saline finish. Fine. Neal Martin, Vinous