Patrick Piuze Chablis Premier Cru ~ Butteaux

Chablis is the northernmost wine district of the Burgundy region in France. The grape varietals grown around the town of Chablis are almost all Chardonnay, making a dry white wine known for its aroma and taste. The cool climate of this region produces wines with more acidity and flavors, less fruity than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates.

I found this wine to be a pale golden color in the glass. On the nose the wine shows signs of some oak exposure, but not overwhelming or offensive, nice floral notes, dried apricot, and lemon zest. On the palate the wine has light earth and fruit notes, light citrus, very round in your mouth, smooth with light acidity.

This is a Premier Cru Chablis from the small Butteaux vineyard part of the Montmains, the larger Premier Cru classified vineyard.

Region – France, Chablis

Varietal – Chardonnay

Average Price – $50

Importer – Martine’s Wines

Vineyard/Producer – Patrick Piuze

In Chattanooga Purchase from – Riverside Wine