Domaine Etienne Sauzet, 'La Tufera' Bourgogne Blanc 2017 in bond

75cl Bottlecl bottle: £15.00

Case of 12 75cl Bottlecl bottles: £180.00


"In terms of quality...there are some quite brilliant whites that, many growers are beginning to opine, equal or even surpass the haloed 2014s." Neal Martin

Etienne Sauzet’s 2017 Bourgogne Blanc is no ordinary Bourgogne Blanc. Sauzet is recognised as the best small Puligny Montrachet grower and the grapes for this wine come from within the Puligny appellation and is what they call their ‘baby Puligny’ which is if anything an understatement.

We visited Sauzet in Puligny at the end of November and were mesmerized by the quality of the wine and managed after much discussion to persuade them to let have us a small allocation. The wine is rich and pure with extraordinary minerality. It will age beautifully and is great value for money year on year. A must-buy for all white burgundy lovers.


Wine Data

Grape variety: Chardonnay
Appellation: N/A
Alcohol: N/A


Domaine Etienne Sauzet, located in the village of Puligny-Montrachet, is arguably one of Burgundy's finest domaines. The domaine was established in the 1920s and, at its height, had 12 hectares of vines. Etienne's daughter inherited the vineyards and left them to her three children. As a result, the vineyard holdings today total less than nine hectares. Until recently Jeanine, Etienne's granddaughter, and her husband, Gérard Boudot, ran the domaine.

Today, the fourth generation has taken over with Emilie, Jeanine's daughter, running the domaine with her winemaker husband Benoît Riffault. Etienne Sauzet purchases grapes from family and trusted growers. They have been practicing biodynamic viticulture for the last seven years. The portion of new oak in the cellar has also been reduced in recent years to allow the elegance of the fruit to shine through