April 24, 2018
A Note from Sergio
Domaine Chavy-Chouet doesn't appear much on Robert Parker or the Wine Spectator, Burghound or Vinous, but this under-the-radar estate makes consistently beautiful, genuine Burgundy. Run by Romaric and Hubert Chavy-Chouet, this family-owned-and-operated estate is a huge client favorite at IWM, crafting some of Burgundy's best values from its multiple parcels scattered across the regions of Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, St.Aubin, Volnay and Pommard. Authentic, exacting, singular and delicious, Chavy-Chouet's white Burgundies are the kind of wines IWM loves to champion--even better, these wines way over-perform their relatively modest price points.Today's Featured Sections Include:
Whenever Chavy-Chouet's wines hit our shelves, they sell out, and today, I'm delighted to announce the debut of two of Chavy-Chouet's outstanding 2016 wines, its Meursault Narvaux and Puligny-Montrachet Enseignères. Challenging but ending in fairytale high quality wines, 2016 is a terrific year for white Burgundy, and this Chavy-Chouet duo shows the vintage's tense, mineral side in its Meursault Narvaux and the year's concentrated, nervy side in its Puligny-Montrachet Enseignères. Priced at less than $65 a bottle, both of these wines will make white wine lovers and Burgheads very, very happy--and they'll likely make some new converts to the cult of Chavy-Chouet along the way.
Having put Burgundy in the spotlight, it's only right to feature deeply Italian wines in this eLetter's two remaining offers, so today I'm very pleased to offer a twelve-vintage retrospective of Montevertine's iconic Le Pergole Torte. Before Sergio Manetti made his wines, it would have been hard to envision Sangiovese's Burgundian side, but Le Pergole Torte showcases the refinement, the aristocratic lines, and the nuance of Sangiovese. There are a dozen vintages below, and they are spectacular. Finally, I scored some more of Antinori's lush, layered Aglicanico, 2012 Bocca di Lupo Castel del Monte, from the family's Tormaresca estate in Puglia. Don't miss it!
1. Spotlight on Excellence: Must-Have Chavy-Chouet Duo from Benchmark 2016
2. Only At IWM: Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 1993-2014
3. Time Sensitive Offer: Antinori's Lush, Layered Spin on Aglianico
4. Wine Events: Upcoming April Wine Tasting Events