€29.00 per btl (Min. order 6 btls)
This Bourgogne Blanc from the famous Etienne Sauzet in Puligny Montrachet is a superb example of the quality that Burgundy can offer.
Clean and fresh bouquet with hints of brioche and apple blossom.
The palate is simple with light grassy green fruit and moderate weight.
The 2016 vintage is drinking superbly now and will maintain that quality for another year or two!
It’s very hard to find this bottle being retailed in Ireland but the average price is about €40.00 . You’ll also see it on some better Restaurant lists at about €80.00.
The original Etienne Sauzet (1903-75) put together a wine domaine of around 12 hectares and established the Sauzet name as one of the top two or three addresses in the village. Initially the domaine was taken over by his son-in-law Gérard Boudot, who arrived in 1974, but in 1991 the inheritance was split up between the three grandchildren, one of whom (Jean-Marc Boillot) chose to take out his share of the vineyards.
Since that time Gérard Boudot, now joined by daughter Emilie, and son-in-law Benoît Riffault, has augmented his holdings by purchasing grapes, some from the same appellations as his own holdings below, others to complement the range, such as Champs Gains, Chevalier-Montrachet and Le Montrachet itself.
SARL Sauzet buys the grapes from three family property-owning companies (the original Sauzet vineyards, those purchased since by Gérard Boudot, and those recently purchased by Emilie and Benoît) and also grapes from two other producers with whom they have close contact.
The vineyards have been farmed organically since 2006 and after two years of experimentation all switched to biodynamic cultivation from 2010.