Val de Mer

Brut Nature Rosé

Multi-Vintage
Burgundy
France
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VAL duh MAYR BREWT Nah-TEER Ro-ZAY
Varietal
Pinot Noir
$21
Flavors & Qualities
Black Cherry Black Cherry
Red Berries Red Berries
Mineral Mineral
Sparkling Sparkling
Organic Organic
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COLOR
Pale Salmon
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
12%
GRAPE(S)
Pinot Noir
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Why this wine made the cut…
Tasty inexpensive sparkling rosé is hard to find.
Chablis
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Pinot Noir
100% Pee-NO NWAR
Pinot Noir is arguably the most revered grape variety in the world with origins in Burgundy, France where the best expressions can still be found. Pinot Noir is not only a tough grape to grow, it also shows miniscule differences in terroir arguably more than any other grape variety. Stylistically, it is generally higher in acid and lower in tannin but can vary depending on the location, and winemaking technique. It is very versatile with food, and shows a range of flavor from red and black fruit, floral, spice, earth, and mineral qualities.
Country / State
France
Region
Burgundy
Producer
Val de Mer
Winemaker(s)
Patrick Piuze
Vintage
Multi-Vintage

Val De Mer

Chablis, burgundy


Patrick Piuze, a Montreal native, arrived in Burgundy in 2000 for a one-month internship with Olivier Leflaive, who afterwards asked him to stay on to work at his project in Chablis. From there, Piuze worked at Verget and Brocard before starting his own label in 2008.


Piuze not only learned a lot about the terroir of Chablis during his experiences at top domaines, but he also developed many relationships with like-minded growers. He buys all of his grapes, which are naturally farmed and hand-harvested, from only old-vine plots that make up the original Chablis AOC. 

Patrick Piuze picks the grapes relatively early to retain crisp acidity levels. He subscribes to a noninterventionist philosophy in the winery allowing vinification by natural yeasts alongside naturally occurring malolactic fermentation. His wines have quickly garnered acclaim for their taut acidity, and minerality, a true reflection of the terroir.