Domaine Sylvain Pataille
Marsannay Blanc - 2018 - Sylvain Pataille
A very original nose, slightly exotic, with roasted, buttery reduction... On the palate: balanced, generous, and fruity, with a saline finish. Superb!
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 12.5 %
- To drink from
- 2021 to 2027
100% Chardonnay from several parcels of Marsannay: Les Crais, Champ Salomon, Larrey. From 40-year-old vines, as well as the 6-year-old vines of Clos du Roy. Direct, manual pressing for 5-6 hours of whole bunches in a very old vertical press. Moved to barrels mid-fermentation, matured 18 months in barrels on its lees, with 15 % new oak, blended then matured an additional month in vats, with a light filtration at the end. 1 gram of sulphur added at bottling.
Sylvain Pataille, a fortysomething vigneron in Marsannay, is undoubtedly one of the most exciting revelations of this area in recent times. He’s no recent arrival, though, he just knew how to be patient, start small, and grow: from 1 hectare in 1999, the estate now has 17... The estate was certified organic in 2008, but Pataille lost his certification in 2016, to his great chagrin,...All wines
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