Val de Mer Petit Chablis is a fresh and clean wine, with bright green apple and lemony citrus aromas and flavors underpinned by classic Chablis chalky minerality.
Patrick Piuze Val De Mer Petit Chablis 2013
Patrick Piuze Val De Mer Petit Chablis 2013: is the latest project of Chablis’ newest star, Patrick Piuze; if you love wine with a perfect green and flinty texture, this Chablis is a masterpiece. The great terroir in burgundy, gives this wine an outstanding flavor, due to a very limited action of external agents.
On the palate, Patrick Piuze Val De Mer Petit Chablis offers a very balanced minerality with a supple texture offset by vibrant acidity, setting the stage for lemon and honey, finishing with stone and vanilla flavors.
All kinds of raw shellfish, especially oysters. Simply cooked shellfish dishes such as spaghetti alla vongole or moules marinières. Lobster, shrimp, fish and chips, goujons or other deep-fried fish. Nice with light chicken dishes, turkey and salads as well.
Patric Piuze is one of Burgundy’s premier Chablis producers. He is a “thrilling producer of hand-crafted Chablis…I highly recommend trying a few examples of the Piuze wines if your taste runs to pure and completely unadorned classically styled Chablis.” Jancis Robinson
In the year 2000, Patrick Piuze arrived in Burgundy from Montreal to work the harvest with Olivier Leflaive, who recognized the talent Patrick Piuze had and asked him to head up the new winery being built in Chablis. For four years Patrick made the Chablis of Leflaive, then he for one produced the Chablis for at Verget, and was a winemaker for three years at Jean‐Marc Brocard.
After that, in July 2008 he went on his own to create his first vintage and became one of the most exciting Chablis producers in many years.
After years of working with so many terroirs in Chablis, Patrick has developed not only a great knowledge of the appellation’s vineyards, but also great relationships with many of its best growers. Through this network Patrick sources some of the top sites in Chablis including six 1er Crus and six of the seven Grand Crus.
He decided he only wished to work with vines planted in the original appellation of Chablis; he likes to say “I think the monks got it right”.
The growers with whom Patrick works respect the land and the terroir and none use any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. All the vineyards are picked by hand and Patrick determines the date of harvest. Patrick believes that the harvest date is one of the most important decisions that determine the quality and personality of the wine and as such, he believes in picking a little earlier than the average harvest date each year as he believes the true personality of Chablis is found in its acidity and minerality, not alcohol.
There is no filtration or cold stabilization done as Patrick feels those types of manipulations strip the wine of some of its personality.
Val de Mer is Patrick Piuze’s second winery, co-owned with Moutard-Diligent.