- Domaine Etienne Sauzet
- 2022 - 2026
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Goedhuis, December 2020
Sauzet’s village Puligny is made from 12 parcels in the village, the majority from Les Meix just beside the superb Premier Cru Pucelles vineyard. This is a definitive Puligny, the vibrant fresh citrus fruits give way to a harmonious texture with hints of honeysuckle and panna cotta. Very balanced and deliciously pure.
Neal Martin, December 2020,
A blend of 12 parcels with a large plot in Les Meix, the Puligny-Montrachet Village has a slightly backward but well defined granitic nose. The palate is well balanced with Clementine and touches of ginger, quite vibrant and certainly concentrated for a Village Puligny. Good persistency here - this comes recommended. 2023-2033
The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Village has turned out nicely, exhibiting aromas of crisp white peach, orange oil, spring blossom and freshly baked bread, followed by a medium to full-bodied, bright and layered palate. Lively and precise, with chalky structuring extract, it should offer a broad drinking window. Drink 2021-2035. William Kelly
Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
Pale lemon and lime, actually quite a classic Puligny nose, floral, but clearly summer flowers not spring. Like the Chassagne this opens out to a much richer fruit than the nose initially suggests, ripe white pears, yet with good natural acidity behind. Very successful, in the style of the vintage. 4 stars
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.