About Etienne Sauzet
One of the great standard bearers of fine white Burgundies, Etienne Sauzet got its start in the beginning of the twentieth century, but its modern era begins after Etienne’s death in 1975. The 35-acre Etienne Sauzet estate rose to prominence while in the hands of the talented winemaker Gérard Boudot, the husband of Etienne’s granddaughter, Janine. Gérard spent decades doing research into the vines and the land, along with investing in refurbishing the cellar, all in the service of raising the quality of Etienne Sauzet’s wines. Gérard succeeded, and after taking the domaine organic in 2006 and biodynamic in 2010, Gérard raised Sauzet’s profile to be one of the top tier estates in Puligny Montrachet. Today, Gérard’s daughter and son-in-law, Emilie and Benoît Riffault, serve as owner-winemakers at Etienne Sauzet, carrying on the tradition of crafting terroir-driven, detailed, elegant Burgundian Chardonnay.