Marsannay "La Montagne" - 2019 - Sylvain Pataille
Domaine Sylvain Pataille
This is one "Montagne" that you’ll have no trouble climbing, so charming is its nose, showing great freshness, and notes of red fruit, plum, black cherry, long pepper, and a hint of wood. The palate is luscious and velvety, with supple and perfectly integrated tannins, which compliment the wine’s lovely volume.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 12.5 %
- To drink from
- 2022 to 2028
100% Pinot Noir, from biodynamic vines planted on the top of the slope, facing the Combe de Marsannay and therefore cool, but facing south, making for a perfectly balanced terroir. The grapes are harvested by hand. Natural vinification: after 100% destemming, the grapes macerate for three weeks with pumping over and punching down of the cap, followed by gentle pressing in an old vertical press, and 15 months of maturation in barrels of which 10% are new oak. Bottled at the estate without fining or filtration, and just a microdose of sulphur.
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, following a...All wines
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