2019 Domaine Matrot Blagny 1er Cru La Piece Sous Le Bois Rouge

Burgundy, France

A premier cru Red Burgundy, that is made for the pleasure of purists.


An outstanding Blagny that should give up to 18–20 years of drinking pleasure.

Neal Martin (Vinous)

About this Wine

Off vines with an average age of 35 years, this is a pure expressive 1er cru red Burgundy, that holds lots of appeal for the purists.

Intense black fruit aromas precede the spices of this powerful and atypical wine. Voluminous with rounded tannins, it is surprisingly mineral and energetic.

With a portion of new oak used in this wine, there is a structure and weight here, and it’s quite easy to see their house style in as much more serious frame.

About Domaine Matrot

Domaine Matrot is a sixth-generation family estate with exceptional holdings in the Cote de Beaune.

With six hectares of village-designated plots, plus four hectares of premier cru vineyards in Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, they have access to some truly special fruit.

Organic since 2000, the estate is now run by sisters Elsa and Adele Matrot, who took over from their father Thierry in 2016.

Winemakers Elsa and Adele Matrot
Winemakers Elsa and Adele Matrot
Cote de Beaune, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

Blagny La Piece Sous le Bois 1er cru, like its neighbor Meursault-Blagny 1er cru blanc is very marked by its limestone terroir. It is one of the rare appellations of the Côte de Beaune where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir happily coexist on the same plot.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Dad, Thierry Matrot circa 1976
Dad, Thierry Matrot circa 1976
Cote de Beaune, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"The 2019 Blagny La Pièce Sous La Bois 1er Cru is fragrant and comely on the nose, offering pure red cherries mixed with red currant and wild strawberry, all quite sensual and well delineated. The palate is very well balanced with a vivid red cherry and strawberry entry, fine depth and impressive mineralité, This has tension to spare on the spicy finish. An outstanding Blagny that should give up to 18–20 years of drinking pleasure." 91-93 pts tasted 10/20 Neal Martin (Vinous)

The Wine Advocate

"Notes of sweet red cherries, herbs and dried flowers introduce the 2017 Blagny 1er Cru La Pièce Sous Le Bois, a medium-bodied, succulent wine with a tangy core of fruit, light but chalky tannins and a mouthwatering finish. From a high altitude, stony site, this is a singular Côte de Beaune bottling that will appeal to purists who love tensile, precise reds.' William Kelly (The Wine Advocate)


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