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2014 Pierre Matrot Auxey-Duresses

2014 Pierre Matrot Auxey-Duresses Côte de Beaune, Burgundy | 'Outstanding'-WS

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90 WS | 100/cases Imported

Winemaker Pierre Matrot was a Burgundian through to his very bones. And he came it honestly, too, inheriting the vineyards of his father Joseph Matrot in the mid 20th century. The lineage goes back much further than Pierre’s dad, however, as Joseph was the grandson of domaine owners, as was Joseph’s wife, Marguerite.

What all that family lore means today and for this recently produced Beaune Rouge is that the Matrot family (now led by Pierre’s son, Thierry) command one of the greatest assortment of prime vineyard plots across the Côte de Beaune. In the 95-point vintage of 2014, the Matrots created a Pinot Noir of unparalleled charm and grace from one of Burgundy’s most unfairly unsung AOCs.

This Auxey-Duresses shows bright red stone fruit and a long, ethereal finish. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in neutral oak for close to one year, this is lovely to sip now and will go on to improve for five years to come.

Deserving of its Burgundian class and neighbor status to some of the world's most sought-after producers (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Henri Jayer, and Domaine Armand Rousseau to name a few), this wine wonderfully showcases the grandeur of this historic wine region.

This is juicy, with snappy cherry, strawberry, earth and light woodsy flavors. Though light-bodied, this has intensity and chalky firmness on the finish.

A family estate for six generations.

Joseph MATROT (1881-1963), the grandson of owners of a family wine estate in Puligny-Montrachet and Blagny, lived with his wife Marguerite Amoignon and their three children at Château d’Evelle. Marguerite also owned a beautiful wine estate in Meursault. In 1914 they took up residence in Marguerite’s family home, which is today the seat of Domaine Matrot, and decided to develop and extend the estate.

Their son , PIERRE MATROT began working as a winegrower in 1937. He also bought vineyards, modernised the estate and, together with is wife Simone Bonin, had five children.

Having obtained a degree in winegrowing and oenology in BeauneThierry MATROT Pierre’s son born in 1955, continued with business studies in Mâcon Davayé.
He joined the estate in 1976 and took over the vinification from 1983 on. Together with his father Thierry he continued to establish the reputation of Domaine Matrot and its wines.

In January 2000, Thierry and Pascale Matrot established and developed a limited liability company allowing them to buy and sell the harvest of the vineyards of “Héritiers du Domaine Joseph Matrot”.
Thierry has been running the estates SCE Pierre Matrot and Héritiers du Domaine Joseph Matrot for many years. He ensures constantly high quality regarding all stages of the winemaking process: cultivation of the vines, vinification, maturing the wines and selling them.

Wine Ratings

93 Insider Points

90 Points- Wine Spectator

Wine Reviews

This Wine is Pretty Damn Awesome.

An all around go-getter. Matrot impresses once again with this Auxey-Duresses 

It has a soft nose of red cherry. The palate shows cranberry and red currant with fresh earth, giving way to mouth-watering ripeness. Excellently balanced between the juicy acidity and the earthy tannins. Light bodied with umph. Let this one breath 15-20 minutes, and it will keep opening throughout the night. My girlfriend is going to love this. 

93 Points - JZ December '17

"This is juicy, with snappy cherry, strawberry, earth and light woodsy flavors. Though light-bodied, this has intensity and chalky firmness on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2025. 100 cases imported."- Wine Spectator

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