Chavy-Chouet is the joining of two families, Chavy from Puligny-Montrachet and Ropiteau from Meursault. The Domaine is now owned by Romaric Chavy, who works the vineyards his grandfather used to sell the fruit to Bouchard. Under the label that some might remember, his father Hubert, Hubert Chavy, took the first steps to bottling their own production. The Domaine has adopted Lutte Raisonee in the vineyards with minimal new oak, no lees stirring, and minimal filtration. This is a classic under-the-radar producer doing great work, which is hard to find these days in an area that has left no stone (producer) unturned. We have offered a few vintages of the Meursault Charmesin the past, but 2020 is the best effort from this address and is also an excellent buy for the vineyard this vintage. Chavy's plot of Charmes was planted in the 40s and is a concentrated, palate-staining, and classy wine. This is the lowest pricing for Meursault Crus in 2020, and we have the only bottles available in the USA right now. Two nice notes below this is an incredible buy.
Jasper Morris 93 pts! "The holding is located on the southern side of Les Charmes, in the top of the lower part. Pale lemon and lime, plenty of charm to the nose, medium plus bodied, discreet, but there is plenty there, and the finish is elegant and persistent."
Vinous (Neal Martin) 93 pts! "The 2020 Meursault Les Charmes 1er Cru perhaps does not deliver quite the same mineralité or energy as the Les Genevrieres on the nose, maybe a little timid at the moment. The palate is well balanced with a sapid entry, quite saline with hints of oyster shells and fruits de mer towards its composed and persistent finish. Very fine. (Drink between 2024 - 2040)"