Sadly the village Meursault and the best of the young Chardonnay vines were far the worst hit by the frosts. As is often the case the effects can be extremely localised, but also devastating. So the 2016 is a little more from higher up in Sant Romain and from the southern reaches of Burgundy. It does lose a little of the Meursault character but gains richness in youth that makes it just the thing for next summer.
Producer Information: Domaine Thierry and Pascale Matrot
Now run by Adele and Ailsa Matrot, the third daughter. THIS DOMAINE IS MEURSAULT’S MOST SIGNIFICANT IN TERMS OF VINEYARD HOLDING AND QUALITY COMBINED. THIERRY IS ONE OF FEW MODERN GROWERS WHO PREFERS TO STORE AND SELL WHEN THE WINE IS NEAR TO MATURITY, FOREGOING THE CASH ADVANTAGE. HOWEVER HE HAS RELEASED A FEW CASES FOR SALE ‘EN PRIMEUR’.
I ASSURE YOU THAT THE RED MEURSAULT, ‘LA PIECE SOUS LE BOIS’ IS AS GREAT AS EVER. IT’S UNUSUAL BUT I CANNOT COMMEND IT TO YOU HIGHLY ENOUGH.