Sylvain Pataille
Bourgogne Aligoté, 2019

Grower: Sylvain Pataille
Region: Burgundy, France
Grape Varieties: Aligoté
Viticulture: Uncertified Organic
Size: 75cl bottle

Despite being a Marsannay native, Sylvain Pataille had to set out on his own at the ripe age of 14 to pursue a career in winemaking. His trajectory into winemaking was a long one, starting out with a viticulture school in Beaune and into eonology studies in Bordeaux, all eventually leading him back to his home in Marsannay. After several years working in a lab in Beaune, Sylvain acquired just 1 hectare of vines to farm. Out of such humble origins his estate grew to 9ha that he farms to this day. Within his domaine Sylvain farms some deeply legacied sites, including some at the northernmost reaches of the Côte de Nuits that have ebbed in and out of the appellation with changes in the often bureaucratic functioning of Burgundy regulations.

One of our very favourite cuvees from Sylvain using the often-maligned grape of Burgundy. What can we say, we love an underdog here at Noble. Regardless, despite frost, a heatwave, and drought, Sylvain managed to produce his aligote in 2019 much to our delight. Always powerful, with immense acidity and structure to hold it all together.

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