Alain Chavy Puligny-Montrachet “Les Charmes” 2020

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Chardonnay | Burgundy | France | White Wine | Alain Chavy | 2022 | 0,75 L | 13 %
About
Alain Chavy Puligny-Montrachet "Les Charmes" 2020 is a dry white wine, crafted exclusively from Chardonnay grapes, sourced from the prestigious Puligny-Montrachet appellation in Burgundy, France. This wine showcases the elegance and complexity characteristic of Puligny-Montrachet, with Alain Chavy's expertise in traditional winemaking enhancing the expression of its terroir. The 2020 vintage is celebrated for its balance, minerality, and refined structure.
Tasting notes

Alain Chavy Puligny-Montrachet “Les Charmes” 2020 reveal a captivating bouquet of white peach, green apple, and citrus, complemented by floral notes of acacia and a touch of hazelnut. On the palate, it offers a crisp acidity and a medium-bodied texture, with flavors of lemon zest, pear, and a subtle minerality, leading to a long, elegant finish. This Chardonnay is noted for its depth, precision, and the harmonious integration of fruit and mineral elements.

Pairing

Alain Chavy Puligny-Montrachet “Les Charmes” 2020 pairs beautifully with seafood dishes such as grilled scallops, poached lobster, or shrimp pasta, where its acidity and minerality enhance the delicate flavors. It also complements light poultry dishes and creamy cheeses, providing a refreshing contrast and elevating the overall dining experience with its vibrant and refined character.

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