Courgis is from a single vineyard on the left bank with clay topsoil on top of Kimmeridgian limestone bedrock. It’s typically the most weighty (think ripe, round fruit) of the Terroir wines. Fermented and aged in tank.
Fyé comes from a 2.5 hectare parcel surrounding a little chateau that you can see from the top of the Grand Cru hill near the subclimate, Chapelot in 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre. This vineyard sits just opposite Blanchots. Fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel tanks. Fyé is characterized by...
From a single-vineyard just next to 1er Cru Vaulorent, the north facing side of the Grand Cru hill, named Des Couverts. The vineyard lies in a cool corridor and is typically the last wine to be harvested.
From the Les Pargues vineyard in the valley between the 1er Cru Montmains hill and 1er Cru Vaillons hill; this is considered a top site by the monks. Piuze treats this wine like his 1er or Grand Cru sites and vinifies and ages this wine in neutral oak.
From a vineyard near the eponymous village on the right bank of the Serein and very near to the 1er Cru Mont de Milieu. Normally the village level wines are fermented and aged in tank, this vineyard has such great quality, that Piuze treated it like his 1er and Grand Cru vineyards, fermenting and...
From a single parcel of 70+-year-old vines (bordering Dauvissat’s vineyards) located on the left bank of the Serein River. The top soil has a pretty even mix of chalk and clay, giving salty and savory mineral notes.
Sechets is a sub-climat of 1er Cru Vaillons. Minots is the warmest part of the valley;as the valley opens up, the sites are cooler. This wine has nice concentration with passion fruit and a salty minerality.
From a single parcel of 70-year-old vines located on the right bank of the Serein River in the sub-climate of Montee de Tonnerre. There is a one-case limit per customer; this is due to the heavy frost, which severely reduced yields.
‘Les Minots’ is a specific parcel within 1er Cru Vaillons with 70-year-old vines that benefit from southern exposure. It's Patrick's warmest vineyard and normally the first to be harvested. Fermented and aged in used barrels. Creamy citrus fruit with a nice minerality.
Located on the right bank of the Serein, with southern exposure. In the name of this vineyard, “val” refers to “valley” and “mur” is “ripe” in French; in this Valley of Ripeness parcel, the grapes reach full maturity and give a wine with a lot of roundness and rich fruit.
Vaulorent is a sub-climate of 1er Cru Fourchaume; it is located on the same hill as all of the Grand Cru, but is not Grand Cru because it is not a part of the commune of Chablis. The vineyards face north and it's one of the last to be harvested. Limestone soil. Clean and fresh with a persistent...
On the right bank of the Serein River, with south facing exposition. The vines average 40 years old. Vinified and aged in neutral barrels. A very stoney soil that always shows white flowers on the nose and a lot of minerality.