- Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2023
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, November 2017
From vineyards near Vosne Romanée in Flagey. Fresh, juicy, berry scented nose. Vibrant palate. Severely hit by the frost, only three barrels were made in 2016.
Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Bourgogne Rouge is matured in one-year-old barrels and offers attractive raspberry and crushed strawberry scents, subtle undergrowth scents percolating through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with quite noticeable new oak: dark berry fruit laced with undergrowth. I would just like to see more “Pinoté” come through on the finish. Drink 2018-2023
Burghound, January 2018,
A fresh, bright and distinctly cool nose features notes of red raspberry and earth aromas that lead to detailed, intense and relatively supple middle weight flavors that possess good energy on the dusty, persistent and precise finish that also displays a hint of rusticity. This is really quite good for its level. Outstanding Top value. Drink: 2020+
Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
Sylvain Cathiard is one of the top growers in Vosne Romanée, a region not shy of exceptional talent. He only has around 4.25 hectares of vines, therefore the quantity that he makes is particularly small. Traditionally, Burgundy domaines are renowned for being minute in size, and he is definitely amongst the smallest. In addition, he has some of the most exceptional vineyards, which read like a Who's Who list of the Côte de Nuits, many of which are located next to grand crus sites. This combination is lethal for allocations. Too little wine with too many open hands all waiting for their fair share. SInce 2011 his talented son, Sébastien, has been running the domaine.
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.