2016 Domaine Matrot Meursault Perrieres$89.99
Thierry Matrot’s daughters (Adèle and Elsa) took over complete control of the domaine with the 2015 vintage, and are making some amazing white Burgundies. The wines seem to finally be living up to what you would expect from the great vineyards they are sourced from. Their parcel of Meursault Perrieres is the domaine’s top vineyard it’s 50+ year old vines that are being farmed sustainably. Indigenous yeasts are employed during fermentation, and wine is fermented and aged in 1 to 5-year-old French oak barrels. The wine is then kept on the healthy lees for about 12 months then racked and assembled in tank. The 2016 crop was tiny, and this is a palate staining white Burgundy. This will be a vin de garde, that should age effortlessly for a decade or more.
This wine reminds us of a great old school white Burgundy!
Burghound 93 pts! A cool, pure and highly restrained nose requires ample agitation to coax the aromas of green apple, mineral reduction, citrus and acacia blossom. The middle weight flavors possess a similar texture to those of the Combettes but with even better delineation and, not surprisingly, markedly more stone influence on the focused, chiseled and built-to-age finale. I like the balance and this is pretty much textbook. (Drink starting 2024)
Vinous ( Steve Tanzer) 92 + pts! Healthy pale, bright yellow; the freshest color of these young 2016s. Complex aromas and flavors of lemon zest, underripe pineapple and hazelnut are energized by high-pitched minerality. This penetrating, concentrated wine offers a bracing balance of minerality and acidity, conveying superb density without any sense of weightiness, thanks to the leavening effect of its crushed-stone minerality. A wonderfully elegant, vibrant wine with a rising, resounding finish and superb sappiness. The crop from these old vines was a normal 45 hectoliters per hectare. Clearly the pick of the litter here in 2016 and balanced for a graceful evolution in bottle. (Drink between 2024-2033)