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. She and her husband, Gérard Boudot, managed the domaine and made many modernizations including improved vinification techniques and biodynamic farming. Today the domaine has 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. After four generations and despite Sauzet’s death in 1975, “Sauzet” are still six letters which ring as an homage to Chardonnay.
A very fresh and pretty nose combines notes of pear, apple and citrus where the latter element is also present on the racy, intense and lightly stony flavors that conclude in a bitter lemon-inflected finish. This is a quality Bourgogne and worth checking out plus it will age. Tasted: Jun 2020; Drink: 2022+; Issue: 79; Comments: Outstanding Top value; Rating 87 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
Sauzet's 2018 Bourgogne Blanc has turned out well, revealing aromas of citrus oil, fresh peach and nuts. Medium-bodied, open-knit and succulent, it's a lively but easygoing white that's already drinking well. Date: Feb 2020; Drink: 2020-2026; Rating: 86 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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