A great Borgogne Blanc, the 2019 from Matrot is an exceptional example and delivers some of their Meursault-Like qualities but with early drinking and ease of enjoyment. This Domaine saw its first production in 1835 and officially became Domaine Matrot after 1914 when Joseph Matrot and his wife Marguerite Amoignon moved to her Meursault-based estate. The Domaine became famous in the 70s when the famed Theirry Matrot came on board and was joined by his wife, Pascale. While they are still involved at the Domaine, the Matrot Daughters, Adèle and Elsa, have stepped up, continuing the legacy of this family estate. Matrot has always been a Domaine of purity and terroir expression, limiting yields and harvesting only healthy ripe grapes with organic growing practiced since the 70s.
The Bourgogne Blanc is sourced from Meursault but with the addition of Haut Cote de Nuits vines and some Chablis giving it a light and airy feel with excellent expression and substance. It is balanced and pure, going through slow fermentation and aging 228-liter barrels (30% new) for 12 months before assembling in stainless steel and bottling. 2019 is one of the best Bourgogne Blancs Matrot has produced and is a perfect bottle for those looking to enjoy something now.
Tasting Note by Jasper Morris "Bottled in July. This wine now includes a hectare in the Hautes Côtes and a cuvée purchased from Chablis. Clear, pure colour, with tense vibrant fresh fruit, apple and pear with some lemon notes too. Clean, long, good weight. Love the finish here! Attractive, uncomplicated Burgundian chardonnay."