Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Vosne-Romanee 2011
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. All vineyard work is carried out with meticulous attention to detail by only himself, his son, and his wife.
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.