Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Champ Canet 2011

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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 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. Champ Canet is one of 14 premier cru vineyards in Puligny-proper. This one is produced from a full 1 ha parcel of 40+ year old vines as well as some vines planted in 1938; aged in approximately 1/3 new oak with a slightly longer élevage than his other wines.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Puligny-Montrachet
Brand Etienne Sauzet
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Wine AdvocateTasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet 2011 from Etienne Sauzet has a crisp and defined bouquet with chalk dust, fresh green apple and flint scents that express more vigor than Jacques Carillon’s example. The palate is medium-bodied with penetrating citrus fruit, a stony core and a focused, convincing finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a very well-crafted Puligny premier cru from Sauzet.

Neal Martin, November 29, 2014