Domaine Etienne Sauzet is one of the world’s greatest producers of white wines and one of the top names in Burgundy, famous for producing some of the finest Grands Crus in Puligny-Montrachet. The domaine was established in the 1920s and today, the fourth generation has taken over with Emilie, running the domaine with her winemaker husband Benoît Riffault.
The grapes for this wine comes from seven parcels of vines around the village of Puligny, totalling approximately 4 ha. Their vineyards have been farmed organically since 2008 but switched to biodynamic from the vintage 2015. The average age of the vines is 50 years old, grown on perfect Chardonnay soil in the heart of the Côte de Beaune.
This is an incredibly pure Puligny-Montrachet is vinified separately prior to ageing 1 year in barriques (15% of which are new oak). The nose shows white blossom and lemon the palate shows an understated richness, precise and well executed with excellent length. Etienne Sauzet’s village-level Puligny offers a glimpse into the mastery of an iconic estate.Additional informations (PDF)