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.)
100% Pinot Noir fruit from the town of Tonnerre, located 10 miles from Chablis. The grapes are hand-harvested. After a short maceration on the skins for color, the juice is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks before undergoing secondary fermentation. The wine is aged for 9 months on the lees before it is disgorged. No dosage is added.