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Etienne Sauzet - Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune 'Jardin du Calvaire' 2021

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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 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.

'Jardin du Calvaire' is a biodynamically cultivated vineyard planted at an altitude of 450 metres, at the end of a steep path called ‘la route du Calvaire’ (the Calvary route, an indication of its steepness) which is planted with vines owned by Benoît and Emilie. The grapes from the vineyard are all hand harvested and manually sorted for pressing. Fermentation, using only indigenous yeasts, takes place in stainless-steel tanks for approximately three weeks. The wine was then aged for 12 to 15 months in French oak barrels (15% new), before spending a further three months in stainless steel vats to settle before bottling. In keeping with Etienne's signature winemaking style, the Hautes Côtes de Beaune Blanc 'Jardin du Calvaire' has a very precise, fresh nose with notes of citrus, white flowers and delicate mineral undertones. On the palate, there are notes of white pepper, vanilla and herbs. It has a lively acidity with a long saline finish.

 

Producer: Etienne Sauzet

Country: France 

Region: Burgundy 

Varietal: Chardonnay

Appellation: Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml

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