Mathilde is the Second Wine of Château La Fleur Morange, named after the owners’ Jean-Francois and Véronique Julien’s daughter, and is produced from the same 100 year old vines and terroir as the Grand Vin. Château La Fleur Morange is a boutique wine in Saint-Pey-D’Armens that is receiving high acclaim from wine critics across the globe. The vineyard is a 4 acre plot of unique soil with the added rarity of having 100 year old vines. The soil is sand and clay layers over limestone and clinker sub soil – the only complex mixture known to exist in Saint Emilion – which Jean-François says contributes to the finesse of the tannins.
Great with food, Mathilde is very versatile and can accompany a wide range of dishes – from rich casseroles, steaks, roast beef and lamb to furred and feathered game. It also pairs extremely well with Asian cuisine (dishes with oyster sauce, black bean sauce and Szechuan).
Critics Scores – Robert Parker 87 points:
The early-bottled (only 12 months or less in barrel) 2007 La Fleur Morange Mathilde is an exuberantly fruity St.-Emilion that is the perfect foil for hedonists. It tastes like a silky smooth Bordeaux with loads of fruitcake, black currant, and cherry notes offered in a medium-bodied, lusciously straightforward, enormously satisfying wine.
Critics Reviews – Sally Easton, MW (France Magazine) and Wine Wisdom:
‘Wine of the Month’
A sweet fruitcake note emerges on the nose amid brambles and redcurrants. Earth and aromatic tar are the first flavours, giving way to liquorice root, forest berries and sweet blackberries. The supple tannins add a flavoursome balance to a wine that could happily keep for a couple more years. Drink with roast pork, lamb or beef.
Learn more about Mathilde and La Fleur Morange on Nicks Blog: Chateau La Fleur Morange – how an extra was cast as the star