Marsannay Blanc "Le Chapitre" 2020 Sylvain Pataille
Marsannay Blanc Le Chapitre 2020 is one of the most prestigious labels in the Domaine Sylvain Pataille range. This fine white wine from Burgundy is made from Chardonnay grapes from 'Le Chapitre', one of the best vineyards in the area.
This vineyard extends over 5 hectares at an altitude of 290 metres. When the Marsannay village appellation was created in 1987, only the southern Chenôve part was included, and since Le Chapitre is located to the north of the village, it was excluded. In 2019, the INAO finally changed the classification of this vineyard from Bourgogne to Marsannay AOC.
Pataille owns two parcels of this vineyard: one located in the north and a recently acquired small central portion that he calls his 'little jewel'.
The 2020 Marsannay Blanc Le Chapitre is a white wine endowed with great elegance and minerality: it expresses a marvellous, luminous straw yellow colour to the eye, while the nose offers a bouquet of yellow fruit such as apples and nectarine, notes of mineral salts and resin. The palate is distinctly mineral and savoury, with an excellent balance between freshness and softness.
DENOMINATION: Marsannay AOC
REGION: Burgundy (France)
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
VINIFICATION: aging from 12-18 months in new 1/3 wooden barrels