Patrick Piuze begins harvest by tasting the purity of the fruit and often ends up picking a few days earlier than most his neighbors in Chablis. The 2018 vintage handed Patrick, because of that decision to pick early, another stunning vintage. La Grande Vallee showed like a rock star right out of the gate. Tons of high energy fruit that exploded from the glass like a bolt of lightning. Minerals, chalk, chilled green apple and gobs of all of it. Just a brilliant bottle of Chablis.