Thursday, January 7, 2016

Domaine Sylvain Cathiard (Vosne-Romanée) -- 2014s Tasted from Cask

Under Sylvain Cathiard, this estate already achieved a cult reputation, but since son Sébastien has took over a few years ago, the wines have improved still more. He reported that harvesting took place from 17 to 20 September. There was no hail over the summer. The grapes were healthy, not requiring much sorting, and most of what was done took place in the vineyards to combat the Asian fruit fly. As soon as there was any acetic odor indicating that there had been a fruit fly attack, all the grapes on the vine were cut off. (Continue reading here.)