2022 Patrick Piuze Chablis 1er Cru "Montmains", Burgundy, France

Excellent aromatic intensity, with a slight waxiness and clearly some good fruit weight here. On the palate, this has a distinctly chalky texture and good breadth to counterbalance the acidity.



A chisled Chablis that was fermented and aged in neutral French oak barrels. The Premier Cru site of Montmains sits in the southwest of the town of Chablis. The soils are Kimmeridgian and clay in nature giving a fresh, mineraled profile on the palate.


In only a short time, Patrick Piuze has gone from managing a wine bar in his native Québec to becoming one of Chablis’ most prominent rising stars. In 2008, after working for Olivier Leflaive, Verget and Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard, Patrick started his own micro-négoce. Sourcing 20 hectares of old-vine fruit from respected growers throughout Chablis, he crafts over 20 cuvees, including grand cru, premier cru, single-village wines, a Petit Chablis sourced from a maximum of two parcels adjacent to grand cru vineyards, an Aligoté from Saint Bris, and a méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine from the Tonnerrois. He is one of the rare producers to identify the nuances from village to village within the general AOC Chablis and even distinguishes between microclimates in his two cuvees of grand cru Bougros.

Patrick’s belief in long, natural fermentations allows him to create powerful yet graceful wines that, even in less ripe vintages, show a soft, penetrating texture. Lively, nervy, and pure, they also exhibit soft creamy textures, layered complexity, and the contagious vitality of its maker.


Grape(s) Chardonnay
Farming Sustainable