Domaine Chavy-Chouet Meursault 1er Cru 'Les Charmes' 2018, Burgundy, France - 1.5l
This is a wine that truly evolves over time. The Chardonnay in the bottle is delicate and well balanced, blending hints of hazelnut, blossom, ripe apples, vanilla and delectable citrus fruits. Upon bottling, this is an appealing but discrete concoction. This 2018 vintage, however, has aged to perfection, adding a spicy potency to the finesse and aftertaste that makes it truly memorable. Like all Chardonnay, this is a drier taste experience with an oaky aftertaste, but it lives long on the palate and remains irresistibly tempting once the cork has ben popped. In many respects, the moniker says it all - Les Charmes is effortlessly charming.
WHAT IT GOES WITH
Les Charmes is a hugely versatile Chardonnay that pairs will with numerous foods. Any form of white sauce will be a particularly welcome accompaniment, especially pasta-based dishes. Rich seafood will also work well, however, with salmon breast of fresh seafood provoking particularly delight. The dryness of the wine also makes a fine paring with cured red meats or luxurious soft cheeses.
The Chavy family are firmly established as reputable winemakers in the Côte de Beaune region of Burgundy for many years. Formerly, Hubert Chavy would sell the grapes grown in the vineyard to other, larger winemakers. Romaric Chavy, son of Hubert, amended the practices of the business, ensuring that Domaine Chavy-Chouet has established itself as a reputable bottler and manufacturer of its own accord. Despite tender years, Romaric boats years of experience, having began an education in the world of wine at just 12 years. Taking ownership of the vineyard at just 22, following work experience across the globe, Romaric Chavy - and the Domaine Chavy-Chouet - are stars of both the present and future of wine.