- Domaine Etienne Sauzet
- 2017 - 2023
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Neal Martin, December 2014,
The 2013 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru les Folatières, which comes exclusively from the lieu-dit “En la Richarde” this year, has a very austere, flinty nose that almost brings to mind a dry German Riesling! The palate is lighter than I was expecting, and perhaps not as complex as say, the les Referts or Perrières. My advice would be to approach this a little earlier than Sauzet’s other 2013s. Drink: 2016 - 2024
Sarah Marsh, November 2014,
They have a parcel in En La Richarde…”sunny and no wind and white soil.” The nose is ripe. Juicy strike; generous; dense and quite rich; concentrated but with a coolness underneath. Certainly some power here, and a strong, toned feeling with vigour and minerality on the finish. Score 18.65. From 2018
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
Etienne Sauzet is one of the great estates of Puligny Montrachet, taking its name from current incumbent Emilie Riffault's great grandfather who founded this domaine in the early 1900s. It boasts 15 hecatres of vineyards, comprising four white grands crus in Puligny and Chassagne and nine premiers crus. Today, under Emilie and husband Benoit's direction, their owned vineyards are fully biodynamic and they are one of the flag bearers for the appellation of Puligny.
Puligny Montrachet is known as the most delicate of the white wine appellations south of Beaune.Its wines tend to be linear and mineral offering delicate floral and orchard fruit aromatics. Its village and premier cru vineyard area total slightly over 200 hectares but almost half of them are premier cru making them one of the highest proportions of quality vineyards in the Côte de Beaune. Several grand cru vineyards are present, the most notable being Le Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachetwhich it shares with neighbouring Chassagne, but it does have the extraordinary Chevalier Montrachet and the tiny Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet all to itself. There are a handful of red wines grown, but they tend to be quite light and need to be drunk in their youth.