I'm going to keep today's offer brief. 2016 saw yields greatly reduced in Chablis - April frost and then two hailstorms in May wreaked havoc. The good news is that the growing season after May was very good, and it's conditions from June through September which ultimately dictate quality.

Patrick Piuze sits in a privileged position with the likes of François Raveneau and Vincent Dauvissat. Each vintage I take as much as I'm offered from his limited production, but in 2016 the numbers are obviously tighter than I'd prefer.

The quality of the 2016 vintage in Chablis is very high, combining freshness, great energetic lift, and superb concentration thanks to the reduced quantity of bunches per vine. For me, I see parallels to 2012 with less overt richness and a greater backbone of mineral thrust - just the way I prefer my Chablis.

Piuze is a wizard at working with both stainless steel and oak to craft Chardonnay from this fossilized ancient sea bed that delivers the grandeur expected from these fabled Crus. Like Raveneau and Dauvissat, it's the regal structure and definition married to this grandeur that places Piuze in such rare company.


24x Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Chablis
$37 per bottle.

6x Patrick Piuze Chablis Premier Cru Butteaux
$67 per bottle.

6x Patrick Piuze Chablis Premier Cru Forêt
$67 per bottle.

3x Patrick Piuze Chablis Grand Cru Bougros
$97 per bottle.

3x Patrick Piuze Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots
$103 per bottle.

3x Patrick Piuze Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
$136 per bottle.

3x Patrick Piuze Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
$136 per bottle.