The Puligny from Alain Chavy is bursting with ripe tropical fruit characters, balanced by a concentrated limey acidity and lick of spicy oak.
Pale gold in colour with a subtle nose of tropical fruit and refined oak. The palate is well balanced with ripe fruit and fresh well balanced acidity. The finish is long and concentrated with hints of apples and a touch of creaminess.
Gilles Bouton excels in producing white Burgundy of elegance and a real sense of place, at particularly reasonable prices. Gilles inherited less than four hectares from his grandfather in 1977 and has expanded to eight since then, renting and cultivating an additional six. The total area is divided into over 70 vineyard plots: an example of the extremely fragmented vineyard ownership that occurs in Burgundy.
Intense aromas of apple, pear and zesty citrus fruit combine with creaminess and a notion of minerality. Remarkably concentrated and powerful for a Puligny with intense fruit framed by oak and a pervasive, underlying minerality.
Enjoy with white meats or with a variety of wild mushrooms and light sauces.
Pale golden in appearance. The nose is full with a varying bouquet of flavours; elderberry, lemon, white peach and hints of flint. The palate strikes the characteristically Burgundian balance between acidity and richness, with bright fruit, nuts, oatmeal
Pale golden reflections in the glass. Lemon aromas and buttery characteristics. On the palate, balanced acidity and a mineral touch round off the citrus flavours before a lingering finish.
After speaking to Didier and Hélène Defaix for just five minutes, you start to realise what makes their wines so special. Not only do they have holdings in some of Chablis’ best-situated vineyards; their attention to detail in vine growing and winemaking is astounding.
Their focus has been on taking care of the vineyard through improving soil structure, biological pest control and painstaking vegetation management, and their cellar work is similarly precise. All this enables the potential of each “terroir” to fully express itself through fine, powerful and distinguished wines, which have a succulence of texture married to serious intensity of flavour that makes them delicious young yet also capable of considerable cellaring.
There is a deft touch of wood surrounding the white orchard fruit and honeysuckle aromas that have glimpses of oyster shell poking through. The rich, forward and relatively generous flavours possess a seductive mouth feel and excellent complexity on the dry finish.
This wine works well when paired with grilled fish or white meats with cream sauce.
There is a deft touch of wood surrounding the white orchard fruit and honeysuckle aromas that have glimpses of oyster shell poking through. The rich, forward and relatively generous flavours possess a seductive mouth feel and excellent complexity on the dry for the vintage finish. This should age well for the medium term.