Wine Etienne Sauzet, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Combettes" AOC, 2013
Vintages and volumes
The wine is straw-gold color.
Pleasant taste of wine, rich, generous, with a silky texture, balanced acidity and harmonious, charming aftertaste.
The wine has an attractive, complex aroma with notes of white stone fruit, toffee, almond, honey and candied fruit, complemented by fine siliceous nuances.
The wine goes well with fish dishes, seafood risotto.
Elegant wine Puligny-Montrachet "Les Combettes" made from Chardonnay grapes grown on their own vineyards economy Etienne Sauzee. The average age of the vines is 30 years. In the production of the wine is fermented in large oak barrels at 18-20 ° C for three weeks. After that the additional malolactic fermentation. Excerpt performed on the lees for 10 months in French barriques, 20% of which - new. After filtration, followed by additional aging in steel tanks for 2 months. Storage capacity of this wonderful wine - 7-12 years.
Agriculture Etienne Sauzet (Etienne Sauzee), founded in 1903, is today one of the most famous farms Puligny thanks manage it since 1975. Gerard Budo, highly respected in the community winemaker, who is also the husband of the granddaughter of the founder of the house of Etienne Sauzee. Gerard Budo - a favorite of the world's press, he even communal wine Puligny doing so luxurious that they were little that can compare, not to mention the Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet and Batard-Montrachet, which in his performance have always been at the top of the rankings. Anthony Hanson, in his book "Burgundy" Gerard Budo calls "one of the most dazzling white wine in Burgundy."
Today, the economy is in the possession of 8 hectares of vineyards, but Budo for example Lefleva, started buying grapes from those of its neighbors, who owns the best plots in the top Cru Puligny appellasona. In this case, those and other wines are vinified and aged under one roof in a small family home on the outskirts of Puligny-Montrachet. Vineyard in the battery-Montrachet was purchased by its present owners before the war. The area with vines of Chardonnay is 0.14 hectares. The average age of the vines: 44 years. According to legend, the owner of one of the farms in the commune of Puligny Montrachet Señora de divided it among his sons, one of whom was born out of wedlock (fr. - Batard), hence the name of this Grand Cru.
Domain Etienne Sauzee among the top wine producers in Burgundy. All wines Etienne Sauzee have pure fruit flavors, excellent length and fine shades of oak. Wines Etienne Sauzet, usually require some excerpts to unleash your true potential.