Chablis “Terroir de Courgis," Piuze
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Chablis “Terroir de Courgis," Piuze - 2018

Item # 23551 750mL
$31.96/ Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

The Terroir de Courgis is from a parcel of old vines and displays lovely palate weight and persistence. It is the essence of bone-dry, flinty Chardonnay with taut acidity and tightly wound citrus and apple fruit.


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Staff Pick Notes

Since arriving on the scene in 2000, Patrick Piuze has proven himself to be a rising star in Chablis. His first years in Burgundy were spent with the likes of Jean-Marie Guffens and Olivier Leflaive and as the cellar master and head winemaker at Brocard. In 2008, he started releasing wines under his own name with his first vintage consisting of 20 different bottlings, an ambitious undertaking. When it comes to his wines, Piuze is hyper-focused on terroir and every bottle highlights a specific location. This Chardonnay comes from two parcels near Courgis. The wine has a brightness to it, highlighted by aromas of tart lemon, white flowers, and apple. However, it has more weight to it than some of the other Chablis on our shelves. For that reason, I think it is quite versatile and will pair well with a range of seafood and cheeses.

- NGR

About the Producer

Patrick Piuze Chablis, France Patrick Piuze was born in 1973. He is Canadian, from Quebec, and born into a middle class family with no ties to the viticultural world. As a young adult, he met Marc Chapoutier. The famous vigneron from Southern Rhône changed his life. With his help, Patirck gained his first viticultural experiences. Chapoutier connected him to wineries all over the New World, in...

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