Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Bourgogne Rouge 2011
Fine, salt-flecked red fruit; focused, elegant and silky with a fresh kick on the finish. Very good Bourgogne. From vines situated between Vosne and Clos de Vougeot that are between 30 and 60 years old.
Pinot Noir. The family domain was established by Sylvain Cathiard's grandfather (who worked the vineyards for Domaine de la Romanee-Conti) in the 1930s and then maintained by Sylvain's father from 1969 until 1985, when Sylvain himself became involved. The following year, Sylvain set up his own with parcels of vines rented from his father and other vignerons, before taking on his father's original vineyards. From 2006, he has been joined by his son, Sebastian, and they have formed the estate of Sylvain Cathiard et Fils. Based in Vosne, his 12.4 acres span Vosne-Romanee, Nuits-Saint-Georges, and Chambolle-Musigny, with a very small parcel in Romanee-Saint-Vivant.