2011 Thierry & Pascale Matrot Bourgogne Blanc
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A killer wine from just outside the appellation of Meursault, the 2011 Matrot Bourgogne Chardonnay (100% barrel-fermented Chardonnay) is used by Matrot to break in new oak casks before his more expensive and prestigious Meursaults go into barrel. Medium to full-bodied with surprising intensity, the it is a sensational generic white Burgundy to consume over the next several years. This fabulous buy is a rare find from the super-premium world of Burgundy. RP
Allen Meadows - Burghound
There is a hint of sauvignon blanc to the citrus, pear and floral aromas. The round, delicious and nicely vibrant flavors possess good vibrancy on the dry, clean and grapefruit-infused finish that is a bit lean.
Organic. Interesting nose. Bizarre as it sounds, I thought there was a hint of coffee along with the bright citrus but perhaps it is just a touch smoky. Creamy and very moreish. Straightforward and satisfying. A little bit hard on the finish.
A fresh, apple- and lemon-flavored white. Balanced in a straightforward, easygoing way. Drink now. (Web-2013)
The Matrot domaine is one of the oldest estate-bottlers in Burgundy and one of the largest and most important properties in Meursault. It is widely represented on the wine lists of France's greatest restaurants, and it has been distributed in the United States for more than 30 years. Thierry Matrot and his wife, Pascale, are the owners. The domaine farms about 3/4 of its 45 acres, some of the finest vineyards in the heart of Burgundy.The average age of the vines is an impressive 30 years. Thierry Matrot works towards the achievement of one major goal: to produce a wine that retains its elegance while maximizing both the fruit and the native tang of the soil. This is from vineyards located next to Meursault. and finished with a stelvin top to preserve freshness. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy buyer)