Domaine Etienne Sauzet
The relatively small Etienne Sauzet domain is located in the village of Puligny-Montrachet. This world-famous producer of white burgundy actually needs little explanation. After all, owner and winemaker Gérard Boudot has given the domain world fame. From the day Etienne Sauzet died during the harvest in 1975, Boudot has been Sauzet's responsible winemaker.
For several years Gérard Boudot has been assisted by his daughter Emilie and son-in-law Benoit Riffault. Benoit has been responsible for winemaking in recent years, with Gérard in a coaching role in the background.
Sauzet wines are the pinnacle of purity, elegance, finesse and terroir expression. After first experimenting on a few plots, plots have been biodynamically processed since 2009. In recent years, all vineyards have been cultivated on the basis of biodynamic agricultural principles. Gérard Boudot gets the concentration of his wines from the harvest that was picked as late and healthy as possible. He obtains the finesse and the so characteristic elegance through a slow vinification. This harmony can be found both in his ordinary Chardonnay and in his Premiers Crus and Grand Crus, each with the very typical terroir nuances. The style of the wines is very precise, flawless and expressive, whereby the different terroirs are clearly visible. Currently they are again among the absolute top for white Burgundies.