From: Burgundy, France
Taste: The 2017 Matrot Meursault greets the nose with a vibrant bouquet of crisp, salty sea air, giving way to nuanced aromas of white fruit, oyster shell, and crushed citrus. On the palate, the wine offers a harmonious balance between its juicy, medium-bodied character and integrated acidity. The initial flavors present a delightful mingling of salted almond butter, ripe oranges, and zesty lemons, enveloped in a savory, toasty richness. The wine's minerality shines through, with notes of sel gris, iodine, and stony undertones adding complexity to its lean, lime-infused style. The finish is lengthy and gratifying, leaving behind a refreshing citrus aftertaste.
Pairing: The 2017 Domaine Thierry & Pascale Matrot Meursault's vibrant acidity and layered flavor profile make it an ideal partner for a variety of dishes. Pair it with seafood such as grilled shrimp, seared scallops, or roasted white fish to complement its saline and citrus notes. Additionally, this wine would work well with creamy pasta dishes, risottos, or poultry in light cream sauces.
For a regional pairing, consider classic Burgundian dishes that highlight the local flavors. Try coq au vin blanc (recipe below), a variation of the traditional coq au vin, where chicken is braised in white wine, mushrooms, and onions. Another option is escargots à la bourguignonne, a dish of snails in garlic-parsley butter, which would accentuate the wine's savory and toasty elements.
For vegetarian options, consider pairing the 2017 Domaine Thierry & Pascale Matrot Meursault with a wild mushroom risotto, where the earthy flavors of the mushrooms would marry well with the wine's minerality. Alternatively, a goat cheese and spinach tart or a creamy vegetable gratin would also be fitting choices, as they would resonate with the wine's rich undertones and vibrant acidity.
Coq au Vin Blanc
By Florence Fabricant
About. The 2017 Domaine Thierry & Pascale Matrot Meursault is a prime example of a wine that captures the essence of its terroir while showcasing the dedication and skill of the winemaking family behind it. With a history dating back to 1914, Domaine Matrot has been a family affair, and today it is managed by sisters Adèle and Elsa Matrot. Thanks to their careful cultivation and vinification techniques, this vintage of Meursault offers a delightful combination of purity, character, and a sense of place.
Acclaimed by critics, the 2017 Meursault has earned impressive scores: 93 points from Jeb Dunnuck, 91 points from Wine & Spirits, and 90 points from Wine Spectator. Each reviewer highlights different aspects of the wine, showcasing its complexity and versatility.
Jeb Dunnuck praises the wine for its "crisp, salty bouquet" and the integration of acidity, which lends to its juicy, medium-bodied character. Wine & Spirits focuses on the distinctly Meursault scents of salted almond butter and the "savory, toasty richness" enveloping the citrus flavors. Wine Spectator describes the wine as a "lean, lime-infused style" with a touch of reductive, sel gris, and iodine notes.
Blended from 12 plots, the 2017 Domaine Thierry & Pascale Matrot Meursault is designed to be a classic representation of Meursault wine. It is often characterized as both rich and taut, with hints of flint, yellow fruit and a citrus finish. Bottled under screw cap, the 2017 Meursault greets the senses with a crisp, salty bouquet that embodies the essence of the vintage. White fruit, oyster shell, and crushed citrus notes come together in a lively symphony, with the wine's juicy, medium-bodied character and integrated acidity providing a delightful foundation. The finish is long and gratifying, leaving a lasting impression.
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