Fruit: Cherry and cherry pit with subtle clove & cinnamon hints.
Food Pairings: Butter and garlic roasted artichokes.
The fruit for Mathilde comes from Ente’s small, sustainably-farmed three-hectare holding whose crop was initially sold to the famed Louis Latour. The grapes are hand-harvested from vines planted in 1975 and 1998, picked early and aged for 18 months in neutral oak.
A red from a region and producer whose focus is whites, Benoit Ente’s Mathilde cuveé is angular with pure, elegant cherry notes on a taut backbone of acidity. It’s high-toned with pronounced aromatics and acidity indicative of it’s Puligny origin, an appellation which produces subtle, mineral-driven age-worthy wines. Bright, subtly savory and soft-spoken, Ente’s Mathilde is pedigree pinot at pizza pricing.