Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: BOUR024
Produced from four small separate parcels of vines and vinified in a mixture of 4-5 year old barrels and large foudres, in 2022 the yield was 55hl/ha, which was a welcome relief after the crippling small 2021 vintage. This is as pure an expression of Chardonnay as you can find. A must buy!

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.

Very ripe and surprisingly forward on the nose, almost leaping out of the glass. Aromas of peach, wet stones, baked apple. The palate is typically tight at first, but there is a richness of fruit and steely salinity that dances on your tongue and creates the sensation of vibrancy and tension. A finish of cashew and subtle creaminess adds another dimension. Beautifully crafted, a super, yet under-valued white Burgundy.
A great match for pasta with salmon caviar.
Benoit Riffault started picking at Sauzet on the 24th of August. He described it as an easy vintage, 'no problems', though he did a leaf pluck in July to ease any concerns over mildew.

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