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Patrick Piuze burst onto the French Chablis scene in 2008 and has succeeded in becoming one of its most respected winemakers. We invite you to join us along with the incomparable Aline Thiebaut of Aline Wines in an exploration his impeccable offerings. We will taste 9 of his current releases, ranging from Bourgogne Blanc to Chablis Grand Cru. Taste how expressive and charismatic Chardonnay can be in the hands of a master!
All wines will be available for sale or to order, with a 10% discount, on the evening of the event.
Wines to be poured:
2020 Patrick Piuze Bourgogne Blanc Tonnerre Les Boutots, 90WA ($32)
2020 Maison Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Courgis, 91WA ($36)
2020 Maison Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Chablis, 90WA ($35)
2020 Maison Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Chichee, 91WA ($37)
2020 Patrick Piuze Bourgogne Aligote “1953” ($32)
2020 Maison Patrick Piuze Chablis La Butte “O”, 92WS, 90WA ($40)
2020 Maison Patrick Piuze Chablis “Montmains” 1er Cru, 92WA ($82)
2020 Maison Patrick Piuze Chablis “Vaillons les Minots” 1er Cru, 92WA, 92WS ($72)
2020 Maison Patrick Piuze Chablis “Blanchot” Grand Cru, 94WA, 91WS ($110)
Cheese and charcuterie will be served. Our Wine House Kitchen restaurant is open! Make a reservation for dinner before or after the tasting.
When reviewing Patrick’s 2020 releases, William Kelley of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate wrote, “Disarmingly frank and at the peak of his winemaking powers, Quebecois Patrick Piuze’s négociant operation continues to thrive—though rumors that it may be augmented by a domaine component in the near future appear as yet to be unfounded. Indeed, given the quality of fruit that Piuze has been able to secure, one might question why he’d want to acquire substantial vineyard holdings in any case. 2020 is another excellent vintage at this address, and even if the two years were very different on paper, it might be compared to a more extroverted, open-knit version of the superb 2017 vintage at this address. Readers will remember the rudiments of Piuze’s approach: hand-harvested grapes are pressed firmly in old Vaslin presses, their juice fermented in used barrels and stainless steel, with sur lie élevage of comparatively short duration, because Piuze wishes to capture the maximum of freshness and energy by early bottling. The resulting wines are elegantly textural but incisive, clearly differentiated by site. This is also the best address to explore the village-level Chablis AOC, as Piuze produces a number of cuvées and lieu-dit bottlings designed to highlight the diversity that this large appellation encompasses.”
Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours before start time for a refund or transfer to another class or event.