The domaine is run by Romaric, son of the late Hubert, and grandson of Albert Chavy of Puligny. However, both Albert and Hubert married into Meursault families (Ropiteau, Chouet) which explains the holdings in the two villages.

Viticulture & Vinification

Romaric Chavy is not a fan of the current tendency for an ultra-mineral style of Meursault which he thinks will not age well. He describes his techniques as traditional – the vineyards are ploughed but are not farmed organically. The white wines, which include two single vineyard Bourgogne Chardonnays, are all made in the same way: the grapes are not crushed but are directly pressed, settled for 18 to 24 hours, then straight to barrel for the fermentation. All the barrels are 228 litres with 10% new wood. The lees are not stirred. The wines are racked just before the next harvest and either bottle then or during the autumn. Very good wines, and while Romaric may eschew the uber-mineral, his wines are neither heavy nor buttery.

He is also a fervent enthusiast for red wines and though he makes just three, they are beautifully pure and fragrant wines. At least in 2019, the Bourgogne Rouge, La Taupe and Pommard Chanlins were entirely destemmed, whereas the rather riper Volnay Sous la Chapelle was entirely bunch.

White Wines

Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières 0.14
Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 0.26
Puligny 1er Cru Folatières 0.30
Puligny 1er Cru Champs-Gain 0.30
St-Aubin 1er Cru Murgers DC 0.17
Meursault Narvaux 0.50
Meursault Casse-Têtes 0.60
Meursault Clos Corvees Citeaux 1.00
Meursault Vireuils 0.20
Puligny-Montrachet Enseigneres 1.00

Red Wines

Pommard 1er Cru Chanlins 0.30
Volnay sous la Chapelle 0.10
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