Domaine Sylvain Pataille - Marsannay L'Ancestrale 2019


Sylvain Pataille is one of the new breed of winemakers.  A highly-regarded consulting oenologist, who still advises over 15 Burgundy domaines, Pataille has in very short order built up a domaine of some 15 hectares, all in Marsannay, the northernmost, and most recent (1987) AOC of the Côte de Nuits.

Sylvain has been organically certified since 2008, and has been employing biodynamics in the vineyards and cellar for over a decade. 

'Blended from the 90-year-old vines in the Clos du Roy with other old vines. The grapes are entirely fermented as whole clusters, with a gentle extraction and 24 months ageing in cask, half new. The result is a wine of impressive concentration, with pronounced aromas of ripe plum and cassis, a floral edge, plus a distinct minerality. The texture is velvety and dense, with an abundance of fine-grained tannins and a superb, balanced persistence on the finish.' - Decanter

Producer: Domaine Sylvain Pataille

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Appellation: Marsannay

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml