Sylvain Cathiard Vosne Romanee En Orveaux 1er Cru 2018



93-95 pts. Wine Advocate

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100% Pinot Noir. omaine Sylvain Cathiard comprises almost 7 hectares of vineyards in the Côte de Nuits, principally in  Vosne-Romanée , but also in  Nuits-St-Georges  and Chambolle-Musigny. The Domaine was founded by Sylvain’s grandfather in the 1930’s and taken over by his father in 1969.  Sylvain himself, a graduate of the École Viticole in Beaune, began working with his father, André, in the 1980s and gradually assumed control in the 1990s. Sylvain raised the quality level of the Domaine to the topmost echelon of Burgundy. Sylvain has now been succeeded by his son Sébastien, who has, managed to raise the bar another notch or two. The domaine practices lutte raisonnée, a system of vine cultivation that is essentially organic and noninterventionist. Cathiard completely de-stems the fruit and employs cold maceration for 4-8 days, depending on the vintage. Fermentation occurs over indigenous yeasts for 16-22 days and reaches a fairly high temperature. The frequency of pigéage and length of cuvaison is adapted to the vintage. The young wine is then racked into Allier barrels and aged 18-20 months. After assemblage, the wines are bottled without fining or filtration. The wines of Sylvain Cathiard are reference standards. The subtle differences among the crus are readily apparent and illustrate both the authority and the magic of terroir. Cathiard wines are lush and opulent, to be certain, and without the slightest hint of forced extraction or excess sweetness; and they are harmonious and balanced and delicate. But the overriding impression that Cathiard wines give is one of absolute precision: striking each prescribed note perfectly in pitch and tone, without even a hint of excess or discordance.

Tasting Notes
"The 2018 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru En Orveaux is a magical wine in the making, wafting from he glass with a profound bouquet of cherries, licorice, exotic spices, rich soil tones and orange rind. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, multidimensional and muscular, with a deep and concentrated score, rich and powdery tannins and a long, succulent finish." - William Kelley

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs









Cote de Nuits


Vosne Romanee

Vineyard Designation

En Orveaux


Pinot Noir