Matassa Coume de L'Olla Rouge 2016
Domaine Matassa was formed back in '02 when New Zealander Tom Lubbe purchased ancient, 100+ year old vines, on the remote hillside of Vivier in Roussillon. Focusing on northern Catalan varieties, the vines are farmed according to biodynamic principles and are farmed organically.
An incredibly fresh and vibrant blend of red, white and grey grapes (Grenache, Grenache Gris and Macabeo). Handpicked and co-fermented before being aged in concrete tanks for 8 months. A lean, mineral driven wine that doesn't mind a bit of chilling, and is light in alcohol. Tom's effort at freshness in a bottle is both intriguing and brilliant.