- Domaine Etienne Sauzet
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Goedhuis, December 2016
This is 100% domaine fruit from a selection of parcels around the village and is a very classical example of village Puligny. Soft acacia honey aromas with hints of guava and passion fruit. In the palate there is an excellent mineral purity, with a soft harmonious finish.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Puligny Montrachet Village has a light, grass clipping-tinged bouquet that feels a little reserved at the moment. There's a bit of inertia here. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, taut and linear, yet just needing to develop more intensity and mineralité towards the finish. It just needs a little more terroir expression. Drink Date 2018 - 2023
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.