Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Vosne Romanée Aux Malconsorts 2013
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This small domaine (13.75 acres) is run by winemaker Sebastien Cathiard, doing both the vineyard work and vinification, who worked with his father Sylvain Cathiard for years before taking the reigns. The original family domaine was established by Sylvain's grandfather in the 1930s and then maintained by Sylvain's father from 1969 until 1985, when Sylvain became involved. The following year, Sylvain set up his own domaine with parcels of vines rented from his father and other vignerons, before taking on his father's original vineyards. Based in Vosne, his vineyards span Vosne-Romanee, Nuits-St.-Georges and Chambolle-Musigny, and a tiny parcel in Romanee-St.-Vivant. All of the vineyard work is done meticulously by hand by the family, and Sylvain follows a hands-off, non-interventionist approach to winemaking. The grapes are 100% de-stemmed and the premier crus see 40-75% new oak. This Premier Cru Suchots is made from 30+ year old vines.
This wine is the domaine's most sought after wine, and so difficult to gets our hands on. Planted in 1972, the Cathiards' vines are planted on deep red clay soil and they are farming with careful lutte raisonnée and experimenting with organic. The grapes are 100% de-stemmed, indigenous yeasts perform the fermentation, and the wine is aged for 18 months in oak barrels (75% new).
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
|Brand||Domaine Sylvain Cathiard|
BurghoundA brooding and ultra-fresh nose exhibits notably ripe and strikingly complex aromas of dark cherry and raspberry along with violet, lilac and a gorgeous range of spice elements. This is a big and robust effort with excellent volume and mid-palate concentration that delivers plenty of punch and power on the overtly mineral-driven and hugely long finish. While this will be approachable after only 7 to 8 years it will need fully 15 to reach its full potential. Textbook Malconsorts. 92-94