Sylvain Pataille, master of Marsannay

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Over the last 15 years Sylvain Pataille has built up his domaine from scratch. He first made wine in 1999, while he was still employed in an enology laboratory in Beaune, but he released his debut vintage in 2001. His domaine is now 15 hectares, all located within Marsannay, which is at the top of the Côte d’Or, near Dijon. He farms using biodynamics (certified organic), and works naturally in the winery. I was really impressed with these wines.

Sylvain Pataille Bourgogne Aligoté 2014 Burgundy, France
Very fine, full flavoured toast, grapefruit pith and pear fruit. Lovely core of bright fruit with texture and nuttiness: not terribly Aligoté. Real finesse. 91/100

Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Blanc 2014 Burgundy, France
Aromatic with toast, spice and pear fruit. Pristine, concentrated fruit here, showing herb-tinged pear and white peach fruit. Lovely. 93/100

Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Rouge 2014 Burgundy, France
Lovely expressive bright red cherries and herbs on the nose. Juicy and bright on the palate with herbs, cherries and plums. Lovely precision. 92/100

Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Rouge Clos du Roy 2014 Burgundy, France
Expressive and fresh with lovely complex herbs, spice and minerals alongside the lovely fruit. Detailed and expressive with lovely purity, and very minerally. 93/100

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