Chavy-Martin

  • Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France

The names Sauzet, Carillon and Leflaive have become synonymous with Puligny, but one local clan has remained under the radar. The Chavy family has had roots in Puligny for almost 200 years. In 1976, after years of selling grapes to négociants, they began to bottle wine under their own label, and Domaine Gerard Chavy et Fils soon established itself as one of the finest domaines in the village; however, in 2003, after a family dispute, the estate was dissolved. The brothers Jean-Louis and Alain Chavy, who had jointly run the domaine, went their separate ways, each determined to build his own legacy.

Alain Chavy is the owner of Chavy-Martin and has some pretty incredible holdings. In addition to the prestigious plots Les Folatières, Le Champs Gain, and Les Pucelles, the domaine owns a precious parcel in Le Clavoillon. Les Pucelles and Les Clavoillons sit adjoined on the slope, but Chavy-Martin is one of only two cellars in Burgundy where you can taste them side by side. Domaine Leflaive owns the vast majority of the 5.59 hectare Le Clavoillon, but the Chavy brothers each claim a small portion, preventing it from being a monopole. Alain farms just under half a hectare of 50 year old vines in Les Clavoillons, and from it he produces a wine of great depth and minerality (and limited availability.)

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB0682-19
Chavy-Martin Chevalier-Montrachet
2019
Chardonnay France

DB8913-19
Chavy-Martin Puligny-Montrachet
2019
Chardonnay France

DB8915-19
Chavy-Martin Puligny-Montrachet "Les Charmes"
2019
Chardonnay
A relatively new parcel for Alain Chavy, Les Charmes is a lieu-dit with 30-year-old vines that borders the Meursault 1er Cru... Read More
France

DB9747-19
Chavy-Martin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatières
2019
Chardonnay
Very limestone soil and the steepest slope of Chavy's three 1er Cru. Wines from here are characterized by white flower notes on the nose,... Read More
France

DB9749-19
Chavy-Martin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Clavoillons
2019
Chardonnay
A deeper top soil with a slight slope. Elegant wine, usually the most open of the three when young. An interesting wine to try considering... Read More
France