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2020 Domaine Sylvain Cathiard, Vosne-Romanee

Vinous

88-90

Burghound

89-92

CellarTracker

90
Regular price $295
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2020 Domaine Sylvain Cathiard, Vosne-Romanee

Vinous

88-90

Burghound

89-92

CellarTracker

90
Regular price $295
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Yet another star in Burgundy that is on the ascent, Domaine Sylvain Cathiard, is lauded by critics and loved by customers alike. Thus, It is unsurprising that Cathiard's wines are highly sought after. But beyond the rarity of the wine, these wines show remarkable youthfulness, freshness, and balance. The quality of Cathiard stems from a great understanding of terroir and impeccable farming practices in the vineyard.

Domaine Sylvain Cathiard

Domaine Cathiard was established in the 1930s by Sylvain's grandfather, who worked at DRC and later Lamarche. Most of the Domaine's fruit at that time was sold to local négoçe as was customary back then. Sylvain's father, André, ran the estate from 1969 until 1985, and his son became more involved in the latter years. Sylvain began to rent the family's vines by 'fermage' agreements before taking over his father's vines upon André's retirement in 1995. Since the late 2000s, Sylvain's son Sebastien has joined him at the domaine. Before that, Sebastien staged in Chablis, Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, and New Zealand. His first vintage at the helm of the Domaine was in 2011. During the following years, he oversaw the construction of a new winery and cellars, completed in 2008.

The domaine has an impressive array of vineyards centred around Vosne-Romanée, including Vosne-Romanée 1er cru Aux Malconsorts and a prime parcel of Romanée-Saint Vivant. The Domaine's vineyards are famous in Burgundy for their impeccable condition, as care is taken to manage the vines. Sebastien's philosophy has always been that hard work in vineyards is critical for making great wines. Once arriving at the domaine, the fruit is wholly destemmed after rigorous sorting. Following Sebastien's belief that less new wood would create more terroir-driven wines, the use of new oak in all Cuvées is being reduced gradually (except for the Romeanée St-Vivant, where 100% new wood is still employed).

Cathiard's wines show youthfulness, exceptional energy, and purity of fruit throughout the entire range. The flagship wines are the Romanée St-Vivant and Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts, with an unmatched depth of flavor and exceptional persistence.

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Domaine Sylvain Cathiard

Yet another star in Burgundy that is on the ascent, Domaine Sylvain Cathiard, is lauded by critics and loved by customers alike. Thus, It is unsurprising that Cathiard's wines are highly sought after. But beyond the rarity of the wine, these wines show remarkable youthfulness, freshness, and balance. The quality of Cathiard stems from a great understanding of terroir and impeccable farming practices in the vineyard.

Domaine Cathiard was established in the 1930s by Sylvain's grandfather, who worked at DRC and later Lamarche. Most of the Domaine's fruit at that time was sold to local négoçe as was customary back then. Sylvain's father, André, ran the estate from 1969 until 1985, and his son became more involved in the latter years. Sylvain began to rent the family's vines by 'fermage' agreements before taking over his father's vines upon André's retirement in 1995. Since the late 2000s, Sylvain's son Sebastien has joined him at the domaine. Before that, Sebastien staged in Chablis, Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, and New Zealand. His first vintage at the helm of the Domaine was in 2011. During the following years, he oversaw the construction of a new winery and cellars, completed in 2008.

The domaine has an impressive array of vineyards centred around Vosne-Romanée, including Vosne-Romanée 1er cru Aux Malconsorts and a prime parcel of Romanée-Saint Vivant. The Domaine's vineyards are famous in Burgundy for their impeccable condition, as care is taken to manage the vines. Sebastien's philosophy has always been that hard work in vineyards is critical for making great wines. Once arriving at the domaine, the fruit is wholly destemmed after rigorous sorting. Following Sebastien's belief that less new wood would create more terroir-driven wines, the use of new oak in all Cuvées is being reduced gradually (except for the Romeanée St-Vivant, where 100% new wood is still employed).

Cathiard's wines show youthfulness, exceptional energy, and purity of fruit throughout the entire range. The flagship wines are the Romanée St-Vivant and Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts, with an unmatched depth of flavor and exceptional persistence.


Vinous

Vinous

88-90

The 2020 Vosne-Romanée Village, the usual five parcels from four climats, was showing just a light reduction on the nose that made it difficult to read. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, nicely structured (almost Morey-like) with white pepper and sous-bois towards the finish. Not bad, though it needs just a little more clarity.

What the Critics are Saying

Vinous

Vinous

88-90

The 2020 Vosne-Romanée Village, the usual five parcels from four climats, was showing just a light reduction on the nose that made it difficult to read. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, nicely structured (almost Morey-like) with white pepper and sous-bois towards the finish. Not bad, though it needs just a little more clarity.