Puligny Montrachet, Les Referts, 1er Cru
    Etienne Sauzet

    Puligny Montrachet, Les Referts, 1er Cru,

    Destination

    vintage

    Etienne Sauzet, Puligny Montrachet, Les Referts, 1er Cru, 2016

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Etienne Sauzet, Puligny Montrachet, Les Referts, 1er Cru, 2016

    00 Initially lush, buttery and silky. Very fine citrus notes. Pliable and generous suggestions of melted butter and fleshy yellow plums with just a twist of tannin adding freshness and definition. 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.

    ABV:
    13.5%

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Burgundy
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    Allergen Information:
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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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