Small allocation, just $29.99
Your once-in-a-blue-moon Burgundy opportunity is here. One of the biggest importers of great Burgundy domaines is getting out of the business. When we found out, we snapped up every bottle we could get our hands on, which is why today’s offer is a deal of unimaginable proportions. We paid rock bottom prices for top echelon domains and are passing those savings on to Wine Access clients. Exhibit A: The 2014 Domaine Matrot Volnay-Santenots Premier Cru hails from one of the most famous producers in the village of Meursault. This wine comes from one of the most unique and rare red Burgundy Premier Cru sites — on the literal border between Meursault and Volnay. You’re unlikely to find a Premier Cru Red Burgundy of this quality at a Village-level price. A mind-boggling 54% off and only 50 cases of this scintillating silky-smooth noble Pinot Noir are up for grabs.
“Location, location, location” is practically the real estate business’ mating call. In viticulture, “terroir, terroir, terroir” seems more appropriate. Our French friends love to expound upon the distinctions of soil and exposition, of altitude and climat, over long lunches and emptied bottles. The secret to making world-class Pinot Noir, they say, has everything to do with where the vines are planted. Meursault can easily act as Exhibit A for their rationale.
Thierry and Pascale and their daughters Adèle and Elsa Matrot treat their domaine’s sacred Meursault terroir like an heirloom, and with good reason. Their beloved family-run winery boasts Burgundian roots stretching back to 1789. Yet they’re not stuck in the past: Since 2000, Matrot has proudly deployed only progressive, organic winemaking techniques.
The family sources the Pinot Noir for the 2014 Domaine Matrot Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru from a tiny 2-acre vineyard whose vines average 32 years. They then let nature take its course as much as possible. This hands-off approach enables the wine to capture the full richness and complexity from this slice of Meursault’s vaunted terroir. This is a must-have.
$30 bottle/ 6 bottles. Delicate, feminine and almost entirely shy, this Matrot is so food friendly, never competing with subtler dishes. Paired with Black pasta, smoked whitefish, sun-dried tomatoes and olives (6). It didn't compete at all with the delicate sweetness, but I kind of ruined it because of the garlic. Not a fan of garlic and pinot noir.
The wine was translucent to watery, hints of cherry but no black pepper and lacking in tannins. It is pleasant enough to drink but with a very short finish. I would not repurchase.
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