- Domaine Etienne Sauzet
- Puligny Montrachet
- 2020 - 2026
- Case size
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Goedhuis, January 2019
This cuvée is made from 12 parcels in the village, the majority of which come from Les Meix beside the superb 1er Cru Pucelles vineyard. Gentle lemon colour, this is floral and refined, with appealing white fruit flavours with hints of satsuma. A charming style that caresses the palate with a subtle touch of lemon zest on the finish.
Stephen Tanzer, September 2018,
Good aromatic lift to the aromas of fresh apricot and butter. A step up in density and balance from the village Chassagne-Montrachet but weightless and stylish. Stone fruit flavors are lifted by a subtle floral topnote. Finishes shapely, dry and persistent, with very good cut. Should make a classic, harmonious village wine.
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.