Thierry Matrot describes 2011 as a "classic Burgundian vintage”. The grapes for this charming Chardonnay were picked near the appellation of Meursault. The 2011 Matrot Bourgogne Chardonnay, which is 100% barrel-fermented Chardonnay, is used by Matrot to break in new oak casks before his more expensive and prestigious Meursaults go into barrel. Medium to full-bodied with surprising intensity and great balance, this is a great white Burgundy to enjoy over the next few years. This round and delicious Chardonnay has citrus, pear and floral aromas. Its lively flavors possess good vitality on the dry, clean citrusy finish. Drink as an accompaniment to an assortment of dishes from charcuterie to chicken and grilled fish or enjoy it on its own as an aperitif. This fabulous buy is a rare find from the super-premium world of Burgundy and a great wine to enjoy with family and friends.