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Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011, Domaine Etienne Sauzet

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This crisp, well structured white is made from 25% tank fermented and 75% barrel matured Chardonnay using 1-4 year old barrels to lessen the dominating effects of the oak, for 11 months.
Type:
Vintage:
2011
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
Dry
ABV:
12.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£18.99
 

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.

Tasting Notes

Produced from three separate parcels this vintage has delivered a lovely floral wine with great zip and attack. This wine is better than many Puligny Montrachets and offers outstanding value.

Food Matches

Try with chicken parmigiana. Delicious!