Region: Burgundy, France
Domaine Alain Chavy Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières 2017
Vineyard: Almost no chemicals are used in the vineyards apart for protection against mildew. All grapes are hand harvested, pressed and fermented in barrel at not more than 25° C. The entire crop is barrel fermented which gives additional depth and intensity to the wines. 20% of the barrels are larger (400 litres) giving richness without showing too much oak expression. Low batonnage and the malolactic fermentation normally starts late, probably due to the relatively cold temperature in the underground cellar. The wines are not racked before September and have been bottled as late as January, some 16 months after the harvest.
Vinification: The harvest is manual and the winemaking is traditional. After pressing, the must is cooled and decanted 24 hours later. The wine is then left in oak barrels for fermentation with regular bâtonnage,filtering and bottling are done after 4 months.
Floral, lemony white Burgundy that tastes of toast, smoke and white peaches.
Food Matching: The wine can be enjoyed with a broad variety of dishes from delicately flavoured fish dishes through to chicken and pork.