Val de Mer (Patrick Piuze)

Val de Mer is Patrick Piuze’s second winery, co-owned with Moutard-Diligent. The winemaking is very similar to his own, eponymous line: both are hand-harvested, both are spontaneously fermented, and the élèvage is the same  (used barrels for 1er Cru and Grand Cru and tanks on entry-level.)

However, there are distinct differences. The fruit for the Val de Mer wines does not come from the same vineyards. They are produced in a separate winery- Val de Mer is in Tonnerre- and is an above-ground cellar, so the wines take the temperature of the season during aging. Lastly, you could say that Val de Mer is a more traditional Chablis winery in the way that the wines are bottled, favoring broader representations of the vineyards. For Val de Mer, the entry level Villages wine is a blend, compared to Piuze where his Villages Chablis are bottled separately by village; and, where Piuze has a Vaillon 1er Cru “les Minots”- les Minots being the specific parcel- Val de Mer simply has a Vaillons 1er Cru.

 

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB7306-16
Sustainable
Chablis
2016
Chardonnay France Burgundy

DB7304-15
Sustainable
Bourgogne Blanc
2015
Chardonnay
From fruit near the Chablis region (Tonnerre). Vinified and aged in stainless steel.  
France Burgundy

DB7308-NV
Sustainable
French Sparkling Non Dosé
NV
Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay, sourced from vines over 25 years of age in a vineyard planted on limestone and clay soils in the town of Tonnerre (10... Read More
France Burgundy

DB7309-NV
Sustainable
French Sparkling Brut Nature Rosé
NV
Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir fruit from the town of Tonnerre, located 10 miles from Chablis. The grapes are hand-harvested. After a short maceration on... Read More
France Burgundy