Bâtard-Montrachet grand cru, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 1)
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
Emilie Boudot and her husband Benoît Riffault increasingly run this estate - one of the top two or three in Puligny-Montrachet - from a dovecote-like office with panoramic views over the Côte. They are in the latter stages of taking over from Emilie’s rugby-loving father, Gérard who in turn assumed responsibility for the domaine in 1975 on the death of Etienne Sauzet, his wife Jeannine’s grandfather.
The estate extends to 10 ha with a small number of grapes bought in to replace production from vines lost some years ago due to a split inheritance. The Chassagne-Montrachet comes from a single 50 year-old parcel situated just by Bâtard-Montrachet, while the village Puligny wine is from nine different parcels. They work closely with owners in Chevalier and Le Montrachet to have the best possible grapes. Reduction of yields through short pruning and de-budding is extremely important. Top quality oak is used in the spotless cellars, the proportion of new wood varying from 20 to 40% on the premier and grand crus. A tasting with either Gérard or Benoît in their immaculately swish new tasting room is an education in the effect of terroir on the wines of Puligny and Chassagne-Montrachet.
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