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What winemaker Steve Matthiasson is drinking now
What winemaker Steve Matthiasson is drinking now

Grape grower, vineyard consultant and winemaker Steve Matthiasson of Matthiasson in Napa Valley is a bona fide member of the new wave of California winemakers. But he still has a soft spot for Burgundy. Recently, he had a premier cru Volnay from Domaine de Montille that just blew him away. The fact that it was an off vintage, the 1997, only goes to show the quality of the producer, he says. “Domaine de Montille has been holding the torch for traditional Burgundy,” Matthiasson explains. His tasting notes for the  domaine’s 1997 Volnay premier cru “En Champans” read:  “Classic, classic, classic. Razor focus. Red fruit,...

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