Patrick Piuze – Chablis

Patrick hails from Quebec, but he has learnt the intricacies of Chablis by working firstly for Domaine Leflaive and Verget. Before he started his negociant business in 2007 he was working as cellarmaster for JM Brocard. He has an obvious passion for Chablis and his relatively new venture allows him to explore all the nuances of the Chablisien terroir. All his wines are made from grapes hand harvested by his own team of pickers, despite machine harvesting becoming the norm in Chablis, and each wine clearly expresses its origins. Rather than simply make a generic Chablis, Patrick produces wines that represent the villages where he sources the grapes from. When talking to Allen Meadows of Burghound.com Patrick stated, “the only thing truly original in the world of wine is the underlying terroir and I have nothing else interesting to add. Anyone can copy anyone else’s techniques so what else is there to make great wines? I believe the answer is simple: Terroir. I want to work only with the fruit from old vines and even then, only old vines that are planted exclusively within the original boundaries of Chablis. If I respect these things, it will be almost impossible to make bad wine.” This pretty much sums it all up, however, Patrick’s wines have a consistent house style that is the culmination of carefully considered handling of each individual parcel of fruit, his skills with the press and Sylvie’s instinct during elevage.

Currently available

  • 2012 Petit Chablis Cuvée Juliette Anäis
  • 2012 Terroirs de Fyé
  • 2011 Forêts 1er Cru
  • 2011 Bougros Grand Cru