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Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet les Referts 2018 750ml
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Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet les Referts 2018

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The white wines of Puligny-Montrachet are some of the most famous and most widely acclaimed in the world. This is undoubtedly due to the local microclimates and the clay, siliceous sand and lime contents of the soil. The domaine of Etienne Sauzet is made up of 26 acres, much of it in the heart of the finest premier cru vineyards of Puligny- Montrachet. The average age of the vines is 30-35 years. Gérard Boudot, owner and winemaker of Domaine Sauzet, is seeking maximum finesse and an individual expression of the terroir in his wines. Boudot, who married the granddaughter of the late Etienne Sauzet, runs the domaine and has modernized and improved the vinification, making Sauzet wines among the most sought-after white wines of Burgundy. The estate has been bottling 100% of its production since the early 1950's. Since 1975, the domaine has been selling the entirety of its production in bottle.

The premier cru of Les Referts in Puligny-Montrachet is located next to Les Combettes vineyard, with similar soils with a higher proportion of clay than other vineyards in Puligny. Both vineyards are located close to the boundary of Meursault, in the northern part of Puligny. Open and broad, Sauzet's Les Referts is made from 35+ year old vines planted in deep clay soil interspersed with lots of gravel and aged in 33% new wood.
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Bursting with aromas of citrus zest, smoke, fresh peach and white flowers, Sauzet's 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts is medium to full-bodied, satiny and vibrant, its textural attack segueing into a delicately fleshy mid-palate, before concluding with a chalky finish. 91-93

February 13, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts 1er Cru comes from two parcels totaling 0.70 hectares, on deeper, more clayey soils than other crus. It has a strict and quite correct bouquet, very focused and stoic at the moment, with flinty, petrichor aromas reluctantly emerging from the glass. The palate is very well balanced, offering pretty orange zest, quince and hints of pawpaw on the entry. A little spicier than Sauzet's other Premier Crus and commendably persistent on the finish. Very fine and good aging potential. 91-93

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