Jean-Louis Chavy

Jean-Louis Chavy is one of the sons of Gerard Chavy, and now runs his own Domaine. His brother Alain, now runs Domaine Gerard Chavy on his own.

Jean-Louis and Alain have split the families vineyards up between them with them sharing the Bourgogne Blanc, village Puligny Montrachet, the lieu-dit Charmes, as well as Premiers Crus Champs Gain, Clavoillons, and Folatieres vineyards. In addition Jean-Louis has control of the Premier Cru Perrieres parcel, while Alain kept the Pucelles parcel.

The winery was finished in 2004 and the winemaking and ageing style is traditional. It is early days to talk of a house style for Jean-Louis, but his wine are so far very elegant and without any noticeable oak influence. JASPER MORRIS MW

This is a domaine to watch. Recent years has seen the quality here soar and the style become more finessed and precise. Today the wines of JL Chavy are built on fruit intensity and purity without overt artifice intruding to heavily on the vineyard imprints.

The wines are made in a modern, climate controlled cellar with little lees stirring and never more than 25% new wood for any cuvee. The recipe is simple but the results are fantastic. ROSCOE