The Matrots originally began as négociants at Evelle, in the Hautes-Côtes, but Joseph moved to Meursault and began domaine-bottling immediately after World War I. Until very recently one might find the names of Thierry’s father Pierre, or grandfather Joseph, on the label; but from 2009 all the wines, including older stocks, leaving the cellars come under the name of Thierry and his wife Pascale, though production since 2016 has been in the hands of two of their daughters, Elsa and Adèle.

Viticulture & Vinification

The vineyards have been farmed organically since 2000, though are not certified as such. The whites are pressed, not left to settle unless there is a doubt about the quality of the lees, then undergo a long, slow fermentation in barrels, without any new oak except for the Bourgogne Blanc and if need be some other basic whites which serves to season the barrels in preparation for the following year’s village and premier cru wines. The Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne also gets a bit of new oak, just to show that they could if they wanted to! The wines are bottled just before the next harvest. The broad lines of Thierry’s winemaking principles have been retained but if anything there is now a sense of greater freshness and refinement in the whites.

The reds are also attractive wines, made without stems and they can take time to mature. There is a good Meursault rouge made from the right sector for reds, Les Dressolles and Les Malpoiriers, and I consistently like the Blagny 1er Cru La Pièce sous le Bois. The longest lived red is the Volnay Santenots.


White Wines

Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières 0.53
Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 0.93
Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru 0.98
Puligny 1er Cru Les Combettes 0.31
Puligny 1er Cru Les Garennes 0.12
Puligny 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux 1.35
Meursault Chevalières 0.65
Meursault 5.38

Red Wines

Blagny 1er Cru Pièce sous le Bois 1.43
Volnay Santenots 1er Cru 0.87
Auxey-Duresses 0.57
Meursault Rouge 0.93
Monthélie 0.45
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