Black berries, aronia and spices in the inviting aroma of wine. Soft, light and flexible. Really tasty.
In 2001, New Zealander Tom Lubbe and Sam Harrop acquired a small old vineyard in the mountains of Coto du Fenouillet, called Clos Matassa. At that time, the vineyard was clogged and planted only with the old Carignan vine. Fifteen years on Domaine Matassa has been managed exclusively by Tom, he switched to biodynamics, increased his land ownership and now produces many wines from varieties such as Muscat d'Alexandri, Maccabeu, Grenache Gris, Syrah and Mourvedre.
Every year, the health of the vine improves to such an extent that Tom now makes all his wines without any additives, including sulfur dioxide and evidence of the merits of good agriculture, Tom believes that he spends most of his time in the vineyards. and very few at the winery.
Like in the south, the vineyards in Domaine Matassa are a combination of granite and slate, but these wines cannot be more like anything else from the south ... The wines are beautifully ripe and developed, but none of them exceeds 12 degrees alcohol ! They are beautiful, soft and elastic - truly elegant wines - and incredibly pleasant and incredibly easy to drink.