- Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2028
- Case size
- Available Now
Burghound, January 2019,
Here too the nose is firmly reduced and unreadable. Again though there is good freshness and vibrancy to the slightly bigger flavors that are underpinned by slightly finer grained tannins on the mildly austere and slightly firmer finish. This should be lovely. Drink 2021+
Wine Advocate, January 2019,
Cathaird's lovely 2017 Bourgogne Rouge bursts from the glass with an expressive nose of raspberries, red plums and flowers. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, supple and succulent, with melting tannins and a generous core of fruit.
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.