Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Bourgogne Rouge 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Bourgogne Rouge 2016

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Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Bourgogne Rouge 2016

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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 Bourgogne rouge is from  a 0.272 hectare parcel (0.672 acre) located in Flagey opposite Clos de Vougeot planted to Pinot Noir in 1987. It is farmed with organic methods (not certified).  The vinification includes 100% de-stemming, 20-30 days in tank, indigenous yeast fermentation, and aging for 15-18 months (no new oak).

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
Brand Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
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Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Neal Martin, December 2017

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White

Rosé

Sparkling

Kosher

Organic

No Sulfites Added

Biodynamic  

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