Domaine Sylvain Pataille is a relatively new estate in Marsannay – the estate was established by Sylvain in the late 1990s and the first vintage was 1999. Sylvain Pataille is an exciting young grower in Marsannay. He trained as an oenologist in Bordeaux, and still consults to 15 or so domaines in Burgundy. He began in 2001 with 4 ha and now has 14 ha mainly en fermage, which are undergoing conversion to biodynamic cultivation. He makes white from aligote and a selection of chardonnay rose, whose skin turns pink when ripe, as well as rose and red. He aims for very low yields in the reds of 35 hl/ha.