Domaine Etienne Sauzet
Gerard Boudot, son-in-law of the late Etienne Sauzet, is one of the star winemakers of this appellation, now supported by his daughter Emilie and her husband, Benoit Riffault. This small, 8 hectare, bio-dynamically farmed domaine, produces wines of great definition and style and are highly sought after. The wines are left on their lees for 10 months with 20% new oak for Puligny Village. Farmed organically since 2006, the family subsequently moved to bio-dynamic status in 2010. The 1er Crus receive between 20% and 33% new oak. They are some of the most sought after wines in the Puligny appellation and are famed for their elegance and intensity.
Produced from four separate, small parcels of vines and vinified in a mixture of 4-5 year old barrels and large foudres. A stunning Bourgogne Chardonnay that would rival many a Puligny-Montrachet, this is a great entry to the wines of this great domaine. Floral and richly aromatic, with seductive aromas of wild flowers, the palate quenches with an array of apple and citrus flavours. The mouthfeel is round and tropical with a pineapple juice viscosity. This really is one of the Côte de Beaune’s finest Bourgogne Chardonnays and is always in high demand.
A great match for pasta with salmon caviar.