2019 Sylvain Pataille Bourgogne Blanc "Les Méchalots", Burgundy, France

Clean, fresh, mouth-watering, with a refreshing acidity; combining pure Chardonnay fruit flavors and touches of oak. This is truly an example of beautiful white Burgundy.



Vines planted in 2010 in Marsannay at bottom of slope where you'll find deeper alluvial soils. Certified organic, biodynamic methods

Direct pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 12-18 months in older oak barrels.


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) Chardonnay
Farming Biodynamic