PATRICK PIUZE (Chablis)
Owner Patrick Piuze is one of the most talented winemakers in the Chablis and Bourgogne area. He was the Master Winemaker of the biggest Chablis producer, Jean Marc Brocard, and because of his intervention, Brocard Chablis was highly noted by Robert Parker.
Patrick Piuze is surely one of the best Chablis you willever taste, having produced exceptional Chablis with his first 2008 vintage. With tastes are mineral, purely crystalline, and hold exception length.
All bottles are closed by hands and sealed by white wax!
It’s good… Chablis terroir lesson by Patrick Piuze
4 Oct 2010 by Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson MW with her book World Atlas of Wine
Here is a truly thrilling new producer of hand-crafted Chablis, designed to showcase the individuality of different terroirs, not just at premier (and one grand) cru level, but within that very substantial area devoted to AC Chablis. There is also one of the best Petit Chablis I have ever tasted.
Patrick Piuze is a French Canadian in his late thirties who first ran a wine bar in his native Montreal but then got the wine bug and ended up making Chablis for Olivier Leflaive, Jean-Marie Guffens of Verget and Jean-Marc Brocard before setting out on his own in July 2008. He is also part of the team of young winemakers working for Pinot Noir specialists Agustinos in Chile that is led by his fellow Burgundy-based French Canadian Pascal Marchand.
He buys in fruit but quite clearly has a magic winemaking hand - not that the wines tasted at all 'worked'. Perhaps he is just very good at selecting which growers to favour? You can see me below 'working on' these wines in the Languedoc a few weeks ago.