Described by Rajat Parr as one of the best Bourgogne Rouge in Burgundy, Pataille’s first red is a blend of parcels in Marsannay and the Haute Côtes, covering just over one hectare in total. Again, there are plenty of old vines in the mix, including one parcel planted in 1956. Each parcel is vinified separately before blending, with a variety of maceration styles involved. The final blend usually includes approximately 30% whole bunches. Aging is in barrel for one year and the wine is not touched by sulphur until bottling.
For the most part, Pataille’s Bourgogne Rouge sits at the pretty and crunchy end of the spectrum. Having said this, we found the 2019 a fleshier style, with brambly depth and potent flavour. It’s a delicious Bourgogne Rouge that lives up to Parr’s billing as “one of the best in Burgundy”. Don’t miss it.
Out of stockProducer: Sylvain Pataille