Puligny Montrachet, Les Referts, 1er Cru
    Etienne Sauzet

    Puligny Montrachet, Les Referts, 1er Cru,



    Etienne Sauzet, Puligny Montrachet, Les Referts, 1er Cru, 2020

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Etienne Sauzet, Puligny Montrachet, Les Referts, 1er Cru, 2020

    Fuller and more closed than the Garenne, this offers rich golden fruit with excellent acidity – dense yellow plum notes with an earthy undertow, spicy notes and citrus freshness accompanying the finish. From vines older than 50 years planted on heavier, more compact clay soils than Perrières and Garenne, the resultant wine is often therefore at the richer end of the spectrum.



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    Etienne Sauzet

    Etienne Sauzet

    Etienne Sauzet’s son-in-law, Gérard Boudot, makes the wine at this benchmark Burgundian Domaine and has been more recently assisted by talented winemaker Benoit Riffault, Gerard's son-in-law. A tasting with Gérard and Benoit is not just enjoyable but highly educational – each session is a virtual masterclass in terroir. Indeed, their knowledge of Puligny’s different vineyards is second to none. They resist the temptation to interfere with the wines too much after fermentation, and employs on average 30% new oak every year. The Grand Crus are, of course, impressive; even right down to Villages and Bourgogne level the wines display the finesse and grace of truly great Puligny.

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