Etienne Sauzet, Puligny-Montrachet
Subtle changes have taken place at Etienne Sauzet since Gérard Boudot’s daughter Emilie and her husband Benoît Riffault became increasingly responsible for day-to-day activities. Benoît grew up on his family wine domaine in Sancerre, but his boots today are 100% caked with the soils of Puligny-Montrachet. Etienne Sauzet’s wines have been bio-dynamically cultivated since 2008/9, the wines being some of the village’s purest and most precise examples. “2019 is a very special vintage,” says Benoît, “which I like a lot. The characters of the wines, from each individual plot, are distinctive, which is rather surprising, in such a hot year. It reminds me of 2017, but more concentrated, and we have kept the freshness.” This is a great vintage at Etienne Sauzet, and we warmly recommend that you let us know your wishes as soon as possible, as our allocations cover a wide range of great wines, but volumes are modest.