Sylvain Pataille - Marsannay Blanc

Sylvain Pataille - Marsannay Blanc - 2017


Name: Marsannay Chardonnay AOC 

Winery: Sylvain Pataille 

Producer: Sylvain Pataille 

Area: Marsannay-la-Côte - Côte de Nuits - Bourgogne 

Grapes: Chardonnay 

Type: White wine 

Alcohol: 13% 

Size: 75 cl 



This heart-rendingly majestic yet delicately sincere white natural wine from Bourgogne rising star Sylvain Pataille is a resounding love song to Chardonnay and the terroir of Marsannay. It comes from old vines farmed naturally just at the beginning of the Côte d’Or, a terroir characterised by rocky clay-limestone soils and a winemaking history of more than 400 years. Fermentation takes place spontaneously with the grapes’ native yeasts in fiberglass, followed by 2 years’ elevage in old barriques and bottling with no fining or filtration. Opulence is only suggested here but its substance and soul are alive with tension and energy: mimosa blossom with pineapple flambè, saffron and demerara sugar crystals, bruised apples and candied ginger.