Bourgogne Blanc "Les Méchalots", Sylvain Pataille
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Bourgogne Blanc "Les Méchalots", Sylvain Pataille - 2021

Item # 47206 750mL

A gorgeous white Burgundy that comes from a single .3 hectare-sized plot in Marsannay at the bottom of the slope. Fermented with native yeasts and then aged in older, more neutral barrels for a year before bottling. A delight to pair alongside gougères and other appetizers.

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  • Limited Production: Only 1 bottle(s) per customer

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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Staff Pick Notes

I don’t usually go on and on about the color of wines but this one is pure sunshine, radiating back to us all the solar energy that went into its creation in one perfect sunset. It’s really no surprise though, Sylvain Pataille and his brother Laurent produce incredible wines, it’s in their blood. They’re Burgundy natives who’ve had every job you possibly can in wine-making while growing up, and they’re both trained oenologists whose expertise is in high demand all over France, and drinking this wine, I can really understand why. They practice low yields, work biodynamically, plough by horse, these guys are the real deal and so are their wines. This one is 100% Chardonnay, single site, brought to us by indigenous yeast and older oak barrels for twelve months. Honey crisp apple, rain, stone fruit and a playful citrus refresh and invigorate.

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The range of wine styles offered in Burgundy rivals that of any other region. In Chablis, Chardonnay is left unoaked to produce lean, crisp, steely wines with incredible acidity - a far cry from the vanilla-oak bombs that so many consumers associate with this grape. Fans of rich, unctuous, and well-oaked Chardonnay will enjoy Chassagne-Montrachet, whose age-worthy offerings offer all the fatness of a California wine, yet retain a very Burgundian, mineral-driven core and great acidity....

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From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking world. It is a flexible, eager-to-please grape, responding well to just about anything a winemaker...

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