Domaine Sylvain Pataille - Marsannay Clos du Roy 2020
Roy is the ancient French spelling of Roi, meaning king. This Clos was originally called “Le Clos des Ducs”, as it was a possession of the Dukes of Burgundy. The vineyard was renamed Clos du Roy in 1477, after the defeat at Nancy of the Duke of Burgundy, Charles the Bold, and the subsequent annexation to the Kingdom of France of his lands.
Clos du Roy is located in Chenôve. It is the northernmostlieu-ditin the Marsannay appellation. The vineyard sits at 270-meters elevation. The slope is moderate. It faces slightly south of east.
Vine Age: Planted in 1952, 1965, 1978, 2001, 2003-6. Viticulture: Certified organic, biodynamic methods. Vinification: 100% whole-cluster pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 18 months in barrel, 5-6 months blending and settling in stainless steel tank, minimal sulfur additions only at bottling.
Producer: Domaine Sylvain Pataille
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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