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2017 Burgundy

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Sylvain Pataille

Sylvain is unbelievably talented and his was one of the best cellars in the 2017 vintage. The reds are exuberantly fruity with ripe fruit, sweet silky tannins and a fresh finish. They are pure joy unconfined!

The yields were 42hl/ha for the reds. Whites were 35hl/ha as coulure (imperfect fruit set) reduced the quantity, but not the quality. We have also bought some aligotés and his Fleur du Pinot rosé, which will appear in the List. I know of no-one else who makes all colours of wine (reds, whites and rosés) so well. Harvest began on 3rd September for the whites and 9th September for the reds.

7 Products Listed
Product Name Code Bottles Price Type

Domaine Sylvain Pataille, Bourgogne Rouge 2017

This is a seductive, light to medium-bodied Bourgogne with all the joys of pinot noir on show: ripe, perfumed fruit on the nose and a fresh, vibrant palate. Made with 30% whole bunches. Drink from 2020 to 2022. 12.5%

BU69881 Bottles6 Price£65.00 Type

Domaine Sylvain Pataille, Marsannay 2017

Pure pinot noir pleasure: fresh, intense aromas and a sweet, juicy palate. Gorgeous. Made with 66% whole-bunch fermentation. Drink from 2020 to 2023. 13%

BU69891 Bottles6 Price£92.00 Type

Domaine Sylvain Pataille, Marsannay Blanc 2017

Superb in 2017, with fresh, firm, muscular appley fruit. This comes from a high-density vineyard planted with low-yielding plant material in 2012 to 14,000 vines/ha (10,000 is the norm). The combination of low-yielding plants and high density gives concentrated grapes much earlier in the process than standard practices. Fermented and matured in a mixture of 228, 300 and 600-litre barrels. Drink from 2021 to 2023. 13%

BU69961 Bottles6 Price£100.00 Type

Domaine Sylvain Pataille, Marsannay Longeroies 2017

Lovely ripe and succulent pinot noir. Longeroies has a generosity of fruit to it, redolent of strawberries in 2017, and a light tannic structure. It will be ready to drink before Sylvain's Clos du Roy wine. 100% whole-bunch fermented. Drink from 2021 to 2027. 13%

BU69901 Bottles6 Price£135.00 Type

Domaine Sylvain Pataille, Marsannay Clos du Roy 2017

Clos du Roy is a top vineyard producing one of the firmer and more structured wines of the Marsannay commune, which needs some bottle age for the tannins to soften, which will then release the aromas. 100% whole-bunch fermentation. Drink from 2023 to 2028. 13%

BU69911 Bottles6 Price£135.00 Type

Domaine Sylvain Pataille, Bourgogne Clos du Chapitre 2017

Ripe, black-fruited pinot with a dense yet silky palate. This is made on the outskirts of Dijon at Chenôve. It may be an improbable setting for a lovely wine, but this is a splendid vineyard of at least village, possibly premier cru quality just downgraded because it falls into Chenôve. 100% whole-bunch fermented. Drink from 2021 to 2026. 13%

BU70521 Bottles6 Price£135.00 Type

Domaine Sylvain Pataille, Marsannay L'Ancestrale 2017

This is Sylvain’s cuvée of his domaine’s oldest vines, from a number of different vineyards, which are approximately 80 years old. Old vines produce beautifully balanced grapes with a natural unforced concentration. With a powerful, firm palate of considerable weight and substance, this will reward cellaring when it opens and blooms. 100% whole-bunch fermentation. Drink from 2023 to 2030. 13%

BU69921 Bottles6 Price£275.00 Type