Jean-Louis Chavy is owner and winemaker of this excellent winery in the heart of Puligny in the Côtes de Beaune. He makes only white Burgundy, from Chardonnay, of course, grown in Puligny, including a Bourgogne Blanc, a Puligny-Montrachet Village, another village wine called Village Les Charmes, and four premiere crus.
Jean-Louis’ wines show purity of fruit with superb balance and minerality.The premier cru vineyards are located mostly north of the world-famous Montrachet grand crus. Those located higher on the hill yield more structured, flinty mineral wines, while those lower down closer to the grand crus tend to be richer and rounder. While few people cellar their wines today, one needs to be aware that most of these wines will gain in complexity and quality with cellar aging.