At the age of eighteen, Patrick Piuze met Marc Chapoutier, who inspired his love of wine and wine-producing and set him on his future path. Having been born in Canada to a non-wine producing family, Patrick travelled the world to work in several wineries in Australia, South Africa and Israel. In the summer of 2000, he joined Olivier Leflaive and his staff in Puligny-Montrachet for the harvest season. A year later he was recruited as a cellar master by Jean-Marc Brocard, then in 2008, Patrick founded his own winery. Patrick does not own vineyards, but has established long-term partnerships with growers, with whom he works closely, including harvesting the grapes by hand himself. This philosophy enables him to pick the best lots in Chablis, from very old vineyards, planted exclusively within the original boundaries of Chablis. Patrick’s aim is to showcase the individuality of different terroirs, not just at premier grand cru level, but within AC Chablis itself. His speciality is bottling wines grown in very specific vineyards to show their precise differences.
For distribution in the UK only.