Monthélie 2007, Domaine Matrot

Courtesy of the Corney & Barrow Burgundy 2007 tasting. Monthélie is one of those unfortunate villages squashed between more famous neighbours Meursault and Volnay. But it's a lovely spot to wander round if you need to walk off a big lunch in Meursault -- and voila a photo to prove the point (February 2008). This is an altogether different Monthélie from the usual tannic style. The vineyard still has pinot beurrot vines (less than 5 per cent) which give the wine a light blue/purple colour a fragrant blueberry (myrtille) aroma, medium fruit weight and supple tannins. A great oddity from 50 year old vines.

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