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2010 Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Chichee

Chablis, FRANCE
$29. 99 Bottle
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2012-2015)
ABV: 12%
Closure: Cork

Patrick Piuze is a recent addition to the Chablis landscape but the wines he has produced so far are already considered amongst the best of the area. Being born in Quebec, Canada, a career in winemaking wasn't really an obvious path for him to take. At age 18, a chance encounter with Marc Chapoutier triggered an immersion into all things vinous that eventually led him to Australia, and then on to Burgundy where he worked for some of the most respected names of the industry: Leflaive, Guffens, Brocard...

Young Gun of Chablis !

Now making wine under his own name, he has forged partnerships with growers on both sides of the Serein, the Chablis river, and has access to a wide range of old vines from different terroirs within Chablis allowing him to showcase the nuances of every village and "Climats" of the area. Deciding which of the Piuze Chablis would be featured in this issue was not an easy task, as all the wines presented were worthy of a spot, from the Petit Chablis to the Grand Crus. We finally reached a consensus on his rewarding "Terroir de Chichee", as it possesses everything we love about this corner of Burgundy.

Brilliant pale straw colour with watery hue. The nose presents aromas of pear, citrus, slate and mineral. The palate displays flavours of pear and citrus supported by a minerally wet slate backbone. Clean crisp crunchy acid finish. Aftertaste of citrus, wet slate and mineral.
Drink over the next 2-3 years (2012-2015).
Alc 12.0%