About the wine
Tom's top white wine, and the only one not from a single parcel.
Grenache Gris and Macabeu grown on 90+ year-old vines across schistous soils of varying colors. Whole-cluster, direct-press of the Grenache Gris meanwhile the Macabeu is harvested separately and sees a 2-week maceration prior to pressing, a single racking and blending of the juices in 2100L foudre where the juice will complete spontaneous fermentation and the wine thereafter ages sur lie until bottling. Zero/zero. 11%ABV
The Producer: Domaine Matassa (Tom Lubbe)
A chance internship brought New Zealander Tom Lubbe to the south of France where he fell in love with both the winemaking and the winemaker's daughter, Nathalie Gauby. After learning the Catalan winemaking ropes from his future father-in-law Gérard, Tom and Nathalie struck out on their own in 2002. They purchased ancient Carignan vines in the remote hillside village of Vivier, saving these 100+ year old beauties from extinction. And so Domaine Matassa was born! Fermenting their first vintage in their living room before upgrading to Gérard's old cellars, Matassa works with old vines of traditional varieties like Carignan, Grenache and Macabeu. These wise old vines, farmed naturally by hand, yield concentrated wines of intense focus rarely seen in the south. With native yeasts and no additives besides a kiss of sulfur at bottling, Matassa's wines are a subtle, acid-driven revelation.
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