Chablis "Terroir Découverte," Piuze
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Chablis "Terroir Découverte," Piuze - 2018

Item # 32794 750mL
$31.96/ Single Bottle
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$383.52 $345.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Terroir Decouverte is from the "des Couverts" parcel, touching 1er Cru Vaulorent on the north-facing part of the Grand Cru hill. It is one of the coolest parcels in Chablis and always the last to be harvested. The result is a zippy, racy acidity with lean minerality. A great choice for shrimp on the barbie.

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Staff Pick Notes

It is a difficult task to be recognized by other winemakers when you are young and foreign, and this is especially true in Burgundy. Patrick Piuze came from a bourgeois family in Quebec, Canada that had nothing to do with the world of winemaking, but today, he is one of the most followed winemakers, and shows a bright future. Starting from the bottom, Patrick learned winemaking through extensive travelling and working around the world in Australia, South Africa and Israel. He then moved to Burgundy to work and learn under Maison Olivier Leflaive, Maison Verget (J-M Guffens) and Maison Jean-Marc Brocard. The strength of his wine is that each one represents a different, very specific terroir. Chablis "Terroir Découverte" is citrus forward, green minerality, with herbal notes present, and a gentle lingering finish.

- MB

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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“Terroir” means earth or soil in French. In the wine world, terroir refers to the physical conditions of a region, a vineyard site, or any parcel of vine-populated land. Terroir is the interplay between soil and climate and the impact of these elements on a wine. 

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