2021 Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Rouge, Burgundy, France

A wonderful introduction to the stunning range of wines from Sylvain Pataille, this Marsannay offers intense fruit and a seductive crunch. A rich and complex single variety Pinot Noir


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Practicing biodynamic, this 100% Pinot Noir is hand harvested across multiple parcels across Marsannay. Planted between 1950-1980, 30% whole cluster with indigenous yeast and aged in barrel for 12 months (15% new). This bright crunchy pinot is a delightful treat every vintage!


Sylvain Pataille is perhaps secretly one of the most important figures in Burgundy today. Beyond being a leader in organic and biodynamic viticulture, he is also a consulting oenologist for some of the most famed domaines in the region. The domaine consists of vines across Marsannay, with a large portion planted to Aligoté, to go along with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Sylvain is a leading proponent of the potential of Aligoté to make world-class wines, making more than 5 different cuvées from different single sites. In the vines, he practices very low yields, ploughs by horse, and works biodynamically, earning him the reputation as one of the finest farmers in the Côte d’Or. For his vinifcations, he presses long and slow, uses only indigenous yeast, and adds very little sulfur only at bottling. Aging takes between 15-18 months but can be longer depending on the wine. If a certain vintage and certain vineyard requires 24 months, he will do so, allowing the wine to tell him what it needs as opposed to following any formula. Sylvain’s wines are extraordinary examples of what top farming, matched with one of the brightest oenological minds, can produce. They are wines of incredible balance, seamless textures, and clearly defined minerality that can only come from the one the greats of Burgundy.


Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Farming Biodynamic