91 Points Wine Sprectator
93 Points Vinous Antonio Galloni
93 Points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
91 Points Tim Atkin
94 Insider Points
Perrieres Premier Cru, That Has A Nice Ring To It.
The more I dive into Burgundy, the more I understand why it's so renowned. White Burgundy especially has its spot in my heart. I still remember my first experience with it. It's the type of memory that a bottle like this invokes.
Aromas of cream, apples and white flowers float up from the glass. Vibrant flavors tingle the palate with a nice citric acidity and crisp minerality. The wine is flowing with stone fruits, peaches and nectarines, and is followed closely by honey and green apple. It finishes long with further minerality. Pour this for your friends who think they don't like white wine. 94 Points - JZ November '17
"Rich, with a broad attack of floral, apple, lemon-lime and honey flavors, all elevated by the vibrant structure. Shows a fine mineral essence on the lingering finish. 150 cases imported."- Wine Spectator
"One of the brighter wines in the range, the 2011 Meursault Les Perrières bristles with pure energy and pedigree. White flowers, crushed rocks, white peaches and graphite all take shape in the glass. Elements of razor-sharp minerality support the vivid, crystalline finish. Today, the Perrières is pretty buttoned up, but it should open up with further time in bottle."- Vinous
"A wine must be the reflection of its terroir and its vintage. The first step in preserving all of the different characteristics of my wines is to carry out careful and attentive work in the vineyards".
- Pierre Matrot
Nothing speaks to the soul with the same poetry as Premier Cru Bourgogne Blanc. Perrieres 1er Cru, in the southern reaches of Meursault, is lauded as one of the region’s best vineyards. And Pierre Matrot has exactly the skillset you want to bring out the brilliant floral, citrus, and mineral flavors while grounding this profound bouquet in its inherent structure and body. This bottle testifies that this vineyard needs an upgrade to Grand Cru and that Matrot deserves far more adoration than he receives. It’s life alteringly good. Heck, our sourcing team has a whole host of new hobbies in an effort to live up to the greatness.
Why we love it:
The unique situation of the Perrieres 1er Cru vineyard is not lost on us. Half way up the hillside slope of the escarpment in Cote d’Or Chardonnay reigns supreme. From an angle at which the sun smiles perfectly on the 50+ year old vines, this land grows some of the finest Chardonnay in the world. It’s the sort of terroir that has Montrachet looking over its shoulder.
Fermented in barrels ranging in age from 1 to 5 years gives this wine remarkable structure. The cream-tinged palate arose from nearly a year of aging and stirring of this marvelous Chardonnay on its lees.
Don’t believe anyone who says white wines can’t age. This bottle has all the structure and vibrant flavors needed to age into a gloriously complex yet focused glassful. Matrot finessed purity of fruit and minerality into a stunning beauty. And its grown into something more beautiful with time in the bottle.
Personally sourced by invino Founder & unequivocal Burghound, Tony Westfall, this wine was secured for its exceptional quality and unprecedented value.
Deserving of its Burgundian class and neighbor status to some of the world's most sought-after producers (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Henri Jayer, and Domaine Armand Rousseau to name a few), this wine wonderfully showcases the grandeur of this historic wine region.
Offered as a limited selection, explore more about this wine below or contact us directly for personal assistance.
A family estate for six generations.
Joseph MATROT (1881-1963), the grandson of owners of a family wine estate in Puligny-Montrachet and Blagny, lived with his wife Marguerite Amoignon and their three children at Château d’Evelle. Marguerite also owned a beautiful wine estate in Meursault. In 1914 they took up residence in Marguerite’s family home, which is today the seat of Domaine Matrot, and decided to develop and extend the estate.
Their son, PIERRE MATROT began working as a winegrower in 1937. He also bought vineyards, modernised the estate and, together with is wife Simone Bonin, had five children.
Having obtained a degree in winegrowing and oenology in BeauneThierry MATROT Pierre’s son born in 1955, continued with business studies in Mâcon Davayé.
He joined the estate in 1976 and took over the vinification from 1983 on. Together with his father Thierry he continued to establish the reputation of Domaine Matrot and its wines.
SARL THIERRY ET PASCALE MATROT
In January 2000, Thierry and Pascale Matrot established and developed a limited liability company allowing them to buy and sell the harvest of the vineyards of “Héritiers du Domaine Joseph Matrot”.
Thierry has been running the estates SCE Pierre Matrot and Héritiers du Domaine Joseph Matrot for many years. He ensures constantly high quality regarding all stages of the winemaking process: cultivation of the vines, vinification, maturing the wines and selling them.