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2022 Matassa 'el Carner'

 You might notice on the front of this wine that it says 'Vin de France Rouge' this, however - is a skin contact made from Grenache Gris and Macabeu - so it lies somewhere in between a skinsy white/light red/rose situation with its pinkish hue. 

These vines vary between 80-100 years old, making for a complex, beguiling wine. A pure delight to behold. Miniscule quantities of this one. 

Tom Lubbe is a New Zealander who grew up in South Africa. In the late 90’s, Tom was working at the only estate in South Africa using indigenous yeasts and lower yields. He helped innovate and shape the wine scene in South Africa and forged the space for winemakers like Craig Hawkins (Testalonga) whom spent several vintages working with Tom to flourish.  - Lo-Fi Wines.

'I first came across Matassa in London whilst working for a restaurant famed for it's wine list and familial connections to a very well known Master of Wine, sometime in 2015. It was one of the first 'natural' producers I had ever tried, and it totally blew my mind. Then, to my delight, when I started working at St. JOHN a few years later, I discovered that my boss tasted the very first vintage of Tom's and since then they had always imported a small amount each year from him. The stories told are many, and not suitable for here - but Matassa has always had a big place in my heart for being my first proper minimal intervention wine. <3 ' - Miriam 

Biodynamic, Unfined, Unfiltered, No Sulphur. 

Where: Roussillon, France

When: 2022

What:  60% Grenache Gris 40% Macabeu
How: With friends, good music and maybe a little bit of charcuterie, olives and some cut fruit. 
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