Sylvain Pataille Fleur de Pinot Marsannay Rose 2018
Mostly Pinot Noir, Some Pinot Gris. Sylvain Pataille is one of the new breed of winemakers who first achieved the highest level of technical training before beginning to craft his own wines. A highly-regarded consulting oenologist, who still advises over 15 Burgundy domaines, Pataille has in very short order built up a formidable domaine, all in Marsannay, the northernmost village in Côte de Nuits. His cult status has shone more light on Marsannay, a village with no grand or premier cru vineyards, and in turn showing that it could producer magnificent wines. The Fleur de Pinot is a truly riveting rosé, crafted from vines that are at least 70 years old! All biodynamic, this rosé has the minerality and life of a white burgundy which makes it no ordinary rosé. It's eye-opening and shows the skill that has made Sylvain Pataille a wanted name all over the world.