ONE TO WATCH: Domaine Sylvain Pataille - Marsannay Rouge 2017 from HK$275/Bt Only

Sylvain Pataille is an exciting young grower in Marsannay. He trained as an oenologist in Bordeaux, and still consults to 15 or so domaines in Burgundy. His family had 4ha of vines in 1905, but lost them during difficult financial times. He began cultivating a small parcel of vines in Marsannay in 1999, with only one hectare to begin with, then with 4ha by 2001, and now has 14ha mainly on 25 year rental agreements, all in Marsannay, the northernmost, and most recent (1987) AOC of the Cote de Nuits, and are all undergoing conversion from organic to biodynamic cultivation. He currently produces 12 cuvées, including not only red, white and rosé Marsannay (Marsannay being the only appellation in the Côte d’Or permitted AC rosé), but also Aligoté, Passetoutgrain and Bourgogne Blanc and Rouge. He prioritizes low yields, ploughs his land by horse, and works according to principles of organic and biodynamic principles. The wines are made with some whole-cluster pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation, 15-30% new oak, and low sulfur doses only at bottling.

A relatively young Domaine but a promising one to keep your eye on, we are pleased to offer an opportunity for you to get a taste of Sylvain's Marsannay Rouge from vintage 2017 today. Wine Advocate commented that this 2017 Marsannay is "a beauty" and said that it is "already hard to resist" even prior to its release in 2017. Only HK$275 per bottle if you purchase 3 bottles or more, this is a great daily wine to consider! -

Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Rouge 2017

HK$290 per bottle

Special Offer – HK$275 per bottle if you purchase 3 bottles or above

36 bottles available, ETA 6-8 weeks

90pts Wine Advocate

The 2017 Marsannay is a beauty, bursting with expressive aromas of rose petals, raspberries and blood orange. Medium to full-bodied, supple and perfumed, its satiny attack segues into an ample, succulent core that's framed by melting tannins. Already hard to resist, this will drink well on release. (2017)

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