2016 Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet Folatieres

- 750 ml
93
RP-NM
Availability: In Stock
$95.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
83939-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 2016 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru les Folatieres has a more conspicuous marine bent to the aromatics compared to the other Puligny premier crus, with oyster shells and mudflat scents filtering through the green apple aromas. The palate is well balanced with a fresh and vibrant entry. Now this is a very pretty Puligny in the making, very harmonious with traces of blackcurrant leaf and spice, fanning out as if the 2016 vintage was not beset by trials and tribulations. There is just a disarming flow about this Folatières and it should drink well for the next decade.

Robert Parker Neal Martin | 93 RP-NM
Alain Chavy’s holdings on the high slope of Folatières seem to dovetail with his winemaking style: He inoculates his fermentations, and limits lees stirring; the wines age in the cold of a deep cellar, in a mix of 400-liter puncheons and 228-liter barrels. This is a 2016 with wholesome fruit, a silken range of pear, apple and apricot lasting past a complex wave of mineral salts that washes over the finish. It’s savory and layered, a wine with staying power and grace. Craft + Estate/The Winebow Group, NY

Wine & Spirits | 93 W&S
The 2016 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru les Folatieres has a more conspicuous marine bent to the aromatics compared to the other Puligny premier crus, with oyster shells and mudflat scents filtering through the green apple aromas. The palate is well balanced with a fresh and vibrant entry. Now this is a very pretty Puligny in the making, very harmonious with traces of blackcurrant leaf and spice... it should drink well for the next decade.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate | 91-93 RP

Sokolin 2016 Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet Folatieres Tasting Notes:

It's very hard to lump this wine with the rest of Puligny Montrachet's premier crus because it has a very distinct and unique flavor profile compared to its brethren. From oyster shells and green apple to the earthy mudflat scent on display, it's a compelling mix of aromatics, one that will keep you up at night, puzzled out of your mind. The wine has a great mouthfeel and caresses the palate gently. A note of subtle yet noticeable spice sneaks in, and the wine is that much better for it.

All of this quality comes at an incredibly affordable price range, making it the perfect choice for aspiring wine lovers and as an improvised but thoughtful gift. The refreshing, vivacious nature of the wine complements a variety of social events, so you will have many opportunities to impress important guests. Don't miss out on your chance to try a white of this magnitude!
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Availability In Stock
Vintage 2016
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer A.Chavy
Rating 93 RP-NM
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
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Varietal Chardonnay: Isn't just the most popular white wine in the world - it's angelic. Anyone with a developed taste for fine wine would struggle to maintain composure after tasting some of the stronger vintages of this masterpiece. Aside from France and the United States, you can expect to encounter bottles from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Chile, and quite a few others. Every region that produces quality Chardonnay tends to add their own spin to it by including a lot of delicious fruits and changing up their techniques
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