Romaric Chavy, the owner, is an 8th generation of the family to run this estate and is one of the oldest wine-making families in Puligny Montrachet. The Ropiteau family (on his mother's side) is the oldest one in Meursault. Romaric is charismatic and a perfectionist, paying attention to every detail of the wine-growing and making process. He farms sustainability, and the vines for his Meursault Genevieres were planted in 1943 and produce tiny, concentrated berries. 2018 should provide great drinking in a year or two and last a decade or more—one of the early candidates of tremendous and affordable white Burgundy of the vintage from a producer that is slowly starting to gain traction but is still so rare here in the US.
Vinous (Neil Martin) 94 pts! The 2018 Meursault Genevrières 1er Cru comes from a small parcel planted in 1943 that tends toward millerandé during the growing season. It has a lovely bouquet, very well defined, with scents of hazelnut, white flowers, clementine and quince. The palate is supremely well balanced with a killer line of acidity, precise and mineral-driven. There is impressive detail and concentration on the finish. Outstanding.