Etienne Sauzet Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc Jardin du Calvaire 2021
Etienne Sauzet Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc Jardin du Calvaire
Region: Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
In keeping with Etienne's signature winemaking style, his Hautes Côtes de Beaune Blanc 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 and a long saline finish.
The biodynamically cultivated vineyard is 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 soils here are a mixture of clay, sand and limestone.
Etienne Sauzet, located in the village of Puligny-Montrachet, is arguably one of Puligny’s finest domaines. Established in the 1920s, the domaine is now in its fourth generation, with Etienne Sauzet’s great great granddaughter Emilie and Benoît Riffault, her winemaker husband, running the domaine. They own a total of 10 hectares in Puligny-Montrachet and have recently acquired five hectares in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune