Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Fye 2021

A$89.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Chablis, France
Rating
87 points

Vintages

2021

Description

The irrepressible Patrick Piuze, who has worked with Jean-Marie Guffens at Verget and Jean-Marc Brocard (see both herein), struck out on his own in 2008 to found his eponymous négociant. Piuze forcefully forswears corrections of any kind, which includes chaptalization (unless absolutely necessary), enzymes, acidification as well as new wood (he uses 6- to 8-year-old wood at present with some stainless, depending on the wine in question). With respect to the 2021 vintage, Piuze commented that it had a "really complicated growing season and from start to finish.

Early on we lost 50% of the potential crop from the frost. Then at the end of the season, there was a pretty serious attack of botrytis, which put us in a very difficult position with respect to when to begin the harvest. Why? Because the fruit wasn't yet completely ripe, yet we were losing on the order of 5 to 10% of what was already a reduced crop each day! Ultimately, I chose to begin picking on the 20th of September and while we sorted what we could, it was one of those harvests where we were happier to finish than the begin!

With the botrytis, it was of course necessary to do a serious lees settling but unfortunately, the musts weren't clarifying quickly so ultimately, I just said to hell with it and drained off the clear juice so the wines could begin fermenting.

Another aspect of this crazy vintage is how much the wines have changed from the end of the fermentations to today and I honestly don't know how they will ultimately show. But for the moment, they are much better than I thought that they would be given the growing season."

For those 2021s that are already in bottle, they were put there is May 2022. Piuze also noted that there will be no Bougros Les Bouquerottes for several years as his vineyard source has been replanted.

Rating

Score
87 points
Reviewer
Burghound

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
10-12 °C
Alcohol
12%
Cellar until
Now
Food pairing
Shellfish, Crab and Lobster

Tasting Profile

Nose
Here the cool nose is noticeably smoky with its aromas of lemon-lime, white flower and less obvious Chablis typicity.
Palate
The delicious, round and equally attractively textured medium-bodied flavours conclude in a bone-dry and youthfully austere finish that is also slightly lean.

Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Fye 2021

Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir de Fye 2021
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