Patrick Piuze is a French Canadian who does not believe in manipulating his organic wines, he specialises in bottling wines grown in very specific vineyards that are designed to showcase the particular qualities of those terroirs and not just in premier cru, or grand cru, sites but, more distinctively, within the vast area designated simply Chablis. He says making wine is like raising a child; you don’t want them to grow up to be an exact replica of you. You can guide them but you want them to take on their own personality and eventually their own goals, then over time their goals become your goals.
Slight toast on the nose with melon, tropical pineapple, lime zest, and green apple. A creamy voluptuous palate, superb minerality showing what can only be described as Granny Smith apple smeared over limestone. Relatively concentrated yet showing juicy fruit and precise minerality, a sublime example of terroir led winemaking.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“Here is a truly thrilling new producer of hand-crafted Chablis, designed to showcase the individuality of different terroirs, not just at premier (and one grand) cru level, but within that very substantial area devoted to AC Chablis. The Chablis Terroir de Fye is the biggest of Piuze’s terroir series. It shows the most obvious signs of the warm vintage in its ripe, generous fruit. Sweet apricots, peaches and mango with tropical overtones wrap around the creamy, voluptuous finish. This is round and quite racy from start to finish. The Terroir de Fye was aged 50% in oak. This 60-year old parcel sits on the slope below Montee de Tonnerre. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2020.