Having always dreamed of being a winemaker Sylvain Pataille realized his ambition in 1999. He began in his childhood village of Marsannay-la-Cote with only 1 hectare. Today the estate has 14 hectares. Sylvain is a true rising star of the Cote de Nuits. In 2013 Patialle first experimented with releasing his Aligote Dore vineyards unblended, into four different cuvees. Becky Wasserman says about the Champ Forey: "Vineyard: 0.3 hectares of 55-year-old vines, soils with lots of small limestone rocks. Pure, delicate and briny nose. The attack is salty, the mid-palate is direct and linear, and the finish incredibly detailed and complex. A classic Aligoté Doré, with the limestone scree beautifully displaying the variety’s Chablis-like, oyster-shell saltiness."