Marsannay Grasses Tetes, Sylvain Pataille
Marsannay is the northern most point of the Cote d'Or known for wines of great finesse. Grasses Tetes is one of Sylvain Patailles single vineyard cuvees from an early maturing vintage. Drinking well from now.
A fresh and inviting nose gives dark cherry and blackberry, the palate is soft with cherry, plum and bramble.
Sylvain Pataille was considered for many years to be the rising star of Burgundy. He has now surpassed the "rising star" title and is one of Burgundys most well respected producers often working as a consultant and advisor to other producers. Based solely in Marsannay Sylvain did not inherit vineyards or a winery and had to start from scratch. His first vintage was in 2001 and his wines have continued to get better with each vintage.