2021 Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Rosé "Fleur de Pinot", Burgundy, France

Smells like pungent delicate red burgundy but tastes wonderfully fruity, refreshing and serious. Real bite on the end and smooth texture. The acidity now dominates the tannin that is evident in younger vintages.


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A blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Beurot vines that range from 70 to 90 in age. They are planted in three sites; Charme Aux Prêtres, limestone soils; Champforeys, clay soils; En Blungey, Pinot Beurot. All of these vineyards are certified organic and implement biodynamic farming methods. After hand harvest, 40-50% of the grapes are directly pressed and use only indigenous yeast for fermentation. The wine is then aged for 24 months in demi-muids (1/3 new oak) and tank.


Sylvain Pataille is one of those rare vignerons whose hard work and dedication has elevated the overall quality and public perception of the wines in his village. Sylvain, and his brother Laurent, now farm 15 hectares of vineyards located exclusively in Marsannay. They have been pushing hard to designate some of the special terroir there as 1er Cru, and it will likely happen soon. When you shake Sylvain's hands you are reminded that these are hands that work really hard! They are rough as sandpaper because he is out in the vineyards 11 months of the year. Sylvain is also a very talented chemist who so excelled at his classes in Bordeaux that he in the consulting enologist at 15 or so great domaines in Burgundy including Domaine Roumier in Chambolle-Musigny and Chateau de la Tour in Clos Vougeot. He is very passionate and devoted to his domaine in Marsannay which he built from nothing. His first vintage was in 1999. Like Bruno Clair he is an indefatigable champion of the village of Marsannay.


Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Farming Biodynamic