Canada-born Patrick Piuze started his love affair with wine after meeting Marc Chapoutier in 1991, when he was only 18! He went to France in 2000, for what was originally a one month internship in Chablis, but somehow he never made it back to Canada. Landing in Burgundy, he spent the following 8 years working with prestigious winemakers across the region including Olivier Leflaive and Jean-Marie Guffens of Verget, leading up to becoming cellar master for Jean-Marc Brocard.
In the summer of 2008, Patrick decided it was time for him to go it alone and started his own winery in Chablis. His knowledge and love for terroir led him to establish close relationships and long-term partnerships with various growers across the appellation. Several growers are actual shareholders of the business, which guarantees all are working in line with Patrick’s philosophy to focus on terroir and its varied facets. Patrick has a comprehensive and varied range, starting with 10 different Chablis villages, eleven Premiers Crus and six Grand Crus, amongst which are Les Preuses and Grenouille. All the growers work organically, and harvest is done by hand on the dates determined by Patrick – he is renowned for picking early to retain freshness and tension in his wines. Typically, only the 1er and Grands Crus see a little bit of old oak which is in keeping with his much-admired style. We are proud to represent Patrick’s wines in the UK; these rasping, powerful and exciting terroir-driven wines are worthy of any cellar and occasion.