94 Insider Points
There's Nothing Like a Delicious Drink After a Long Day.
And just like you, I have my preferences as to just what that drink ought to be. Sometimes it's whiskey and sometimes it's a cold lager. Tonight it's this well-rounded gem from Pierre Matrot, a shining example of white Burg in a small package. This little bottle has earned its spot on my after-work list. The perfect size to share a glass or enjoy on your own.
A cream and apple-slice nose sits smoothly in the glass. It carries onto the palate, with fresh, crisp acidity, like biting into a ripe green apple. Notes of pear and a hint of citrus come through on back-palate and continue into the finish, sitting long and prosperous. You'll thank yourself for this one. I know I did.
94 Points - Premier Sommelier Team
Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
100% Chardonnay from vines with an average age of 30 years. Pressed as whole bunches in a pneumatic press. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in oak barrels (up to 20% new) for eight to 10 weeks at temperatures of 18-20°C. Undergoes complete MLF and is matured on lees for 11 months with some bâtonnage. Racked once before bottling.
Winemaker Pierre Matrot was a Burgundian through to his very bones. And he came it honestly, too, inheriting the vineyards of his father Joseph Matrot in the mid 20th century. The lineage goes back much further than Pierre’s dad, however, as Joseph was the grandson of domaine owners, as was Joseph’s wife, Marguerite.
What all that family lore means today and for this recently produced Beaune Rouge is that the Matrot family (now led by Pierre’s son, Thierry) command one of the greatest assortment of prime vineyard plots across the Côte de Beaune. In the 95-point vintage of 2014, the Matrots created a Pinot Noir of unparalleled charm and grace from one of Burgundy’s most unfairly unsung AOCs.
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.
The grapes for this Chardonnay are picked near the appellation of Meursault. It is fruity and round and can be enjoyed as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to charcuterie, chicken and grilled fish. A great wine to enjoy with friends.
The average age of the vines: 30 years.
Pressing of the entire grapes in a pneumatic press.
Fermentation for 8 to 10 weeks in oak barrels, 15 to 20 % of which are new.
Temperature control (18-20 °C).
Maturing on lees for 11 months.
“Bâtonnage” (stirring up of the lees) depending on the vintage.
Complete malolactic fermentation.
Bottling after one racking.
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.