Domaine Etienne Sauzet, Hameau de Blagny Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, Burgundy, France, 2011 through Merchant of Wine.

Domaine Etienne Sauzet, Hameau de Blagny Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, Burgundy, France, 2011

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Overview of the Wine
The history of this domaine dates to the beginning of the 20th century, when Etienne Sauzet inherited and bought several plots of vines in the village of Puligny-Montrachet. The vines passed through the family to Jeanine Boillot, Sauzet’s granddaughter. Jeanine and her husband, Gérard Boudot, managed the domaine, making many modernizations including improved vinification techniques and biodynamic farming.

Today the domaine has been passed to their daughter Emilie and her husband, Benoît Riffault, who continue to produce white wines that are among the most sought-after in all of Burgundy. Although the winemaking techniques have been modernized, M. Sauzet’s traditions of estate-bottling and of aging the wines on their lees for 10-12 months to “nourish them” are still respected and result in superbly finished, fruity, and full-bodied wines. After four generations, Sauzet is still synonymous with high-quality, elegant, Burgundian Chardonnay.

Grape / Blend
100% Chardonnay

Origin
Burgundy, France

Tasting Notes
The Hameau de Blagny Puligny-Montrachet offers a bouquet that is complex, fruity (apple, peach, pineapple and lemon), mineral, and floral. The very subtle palate offers a fruitiness that is offset well by acidity.

Product size: 750ml
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