2016 Matassa Rouge, Languedoc-Roussillon
In 2001 New Zealanders Tom Lubbe and Sam Harrop MW purchased a small old vineyard high up in the hills of Coteaux du Fenouillèdes called Clos Matassa. The vineyard was run down at the time and planted with just old-vine Carignan. Fifteen years on Domaine Matassa is run solely by Tom, has converted to Biodynamics, increased its land-holding and now produces an array of wines.
100% old vine Carignan grown on marne soils, planted between 1895 and 1900.