Etienne Sauzet

Etienne Sauzet

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.

  1. Puligny 1er cru Champ Canet, E Sauzet
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Champ Canet, Etienne Sauzet 2016
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Clean flint nose; the whole becomes warmer and more generous with a touch of orange on the palate...
    £105.00 per bottle
  2. Le Montrachet gr cru, E Sauzet
    Le Montrachet grand cru, Etienne Sauzet 2013
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    The essence of white wine! Supreme power and weight with enormous concentration and a very welcome,...
    £520.00 per bottle
  3. Puligny 1er cru Referts, E Sauzet
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Referts, Etienne Sauzet 2016
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Both floral and citrus notes abound, followed by deep intense fruit on the palate, not fat but...
    £94.00 per bottle
  4. Bourgogne Chardonnay La Tufera, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Bourgogne Chardonnay La Tufera, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    This isn't big blend Chardonnay from a wide region, this is intensely flavoured, minerally...
    £TBA
  5. Puligny-Montrachet, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Puligny-Montrachet, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Grapes from ten small parcels of vines around the village. The result is a mineral character that...
    £TBA
  6. Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Perrières, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Perrières, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    A precise mineral focus with some hints of citrus oils, silky and intense on the palate showing...
    £TBA
  7. Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Referts, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Referts, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Both floral and citrus notes abound, followed by deep intense fruit on the palate, not fat but...
    £TBA
  8. Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Champ Canet, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Champ Canet, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Clean flint nose; the whole becomes warmer and more generous with a touch of orange on the palate...
    £TBA
  9. Bâtard-Montrachet grand cru, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 1)
    Bâtard-Montrachet grand cru, Etienne Sauzet 2016-En Primeur (case of 1)
    Bâtard is directly downhill from Le Montrachet, its deeper soils generally giving more floral,...
    £TBA
  10. Chevalier-Montrachet gr cru, E Sauzet
    Chevalier-Montrachet grand cru, Etienne Sauzet 2016
    Chardonnay Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Famed for its finesse, Chevalier is rated second only to the great Le Montrachet. It is a top slope...
    £520.00 per bottle
  11. Le Montrachet gr cru, E Sauzet
    Le Montrachet grand cru, Etienne Sauzet 2016
    Chardonnay Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    The essence of white wine! Supreme power and weight with enormous concentration and a very welcome,...
    £720.00 per bottle
  12. Bourgogne Chardonnay
    Bourgogne Chardonnay La Tufera, Etienne Sauzet 2016
    Chardonnay 12.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    This isn't big blend Chardonnay from a wide region, this is intensely flavoured, minerally...
    £26.50 per bottle
  13. Puligny 1er cru Truffiere, E Sauzet
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru La Truffière, Etienne Sauzet 2007 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Chardonnay Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Rich, concentrated, the wines from "the truffle patch" are sublime as they age, honeyed, fresh and...
    £90.00 per bottle
  14. Bourgogne Chardonnay La Tufera, Etienne Sauzet 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Bourgogne Chardonnay La Tufera, Etienne Sauzet 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    Lovely energy to this! Attractive floral notes over stewed pear fruit but beautifully sweet on the...
    £93.00 per case
  15. Puligny-Montrachet, Etienne Sauzet 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Puligny-Montrachet, Etienne Sauzet 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A true village wine from 12 different plots in and around the village. With fresh, green apple and...
    £TBA
  16. Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Perrières, Etienne Sauzet 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Perrières, Etienne Sauzet 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    The lighter clay and limestone soil mix of Perrières helps produce a classic mineral style. Pears...
    £435.00 per case
  17. Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Referts, Etienne Sauzet 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Referts, Etienne Sauzet 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    The only Premier cru in the village with clay soils so this has added weight, depth and richness....
    £435.00 per case
  18. Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Champ Canet, Etienne Sauzet 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Champ Canet, Etienne Sauzet 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Pears and lemon cough sweets! This is rich and complex with wonderful intensity of white and yellow...
    £480.00 per case
  19. Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Combettes, Etienne Sauzet 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Combettes, Etienne Sauzet 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Expressive nose with apricot, peach and a hint of cooked quince; big and rich on the palate with...
    £630.00 per case