Matassa Rouge

Appellation: VDF Cuvée: Matassa Rouge Colour: Red Grapes: Carignan 70, Grenache Gris and Mourvèdre About: Definitely the finest wine here, the most classical, a simple statement of what carefully farmed, carefully made wine from very old vines, in particular the beautiful oft maligned Carignan can become here. Vines Location: up above Calce Size: 1 ha … Continue reading Matassa Rouge

Matassa Mambo Sun

Appellation: VDF Cuvée: Mambo Sun Colour: Red Grapes: Grenache Noir 70 and Macabeu 30 About: the wine is from a very very old bit of vineyard near Coume de l’Oulla, the name a bow to the heat of the year, which Tom wasn’t sure the vineyard would handle, for it was so hot, it was … Continue reading Matassa Mambo Sun

Matassa Tatouine

Appellation: VDF Cuvée: Tatouine Colour: Red Grapes: Grenache Gris 90%, Grenache Noir, Carignan, Macabeu About: first year made was 2016, from fruit from the old Roumanissa Casot vineyard which Tom had to part abandon losing a battle with wild boar. Tatouine is the name of the place, derived via some Tunisian farmers in the neighbourhood … Continue reading Matassa Tatouine

Matassa Alexandria

Appellation: VDF Cuvée: Alexandria Colour: White Grapes: Grapes: Muscat d’Alexandrie About: Named after the grape, grown on particular red schist soils which gives this variety an extraordinary tension between ethereal and intensity. Vines Location: Calce, la Jasse, 6 ha block fenced off down the hill toward the sea, toward Baixas Size: part of a 2ha … Continue reading Matassa Alexandria

Matassa Coume de L’Olla Blanc

Appellation: VDF Cuvée: Coume de L’Olla Blanc Colour: White Grapes: Macabeu, Muscat d’Alexandrie, Muscat Petit Grain About: Named after the single vineyard from which it comes, Coume de l’Olla, this is all about refreshment, a wine that goes with and uplifts pretty much everything. Vines Location: down the hill to the east of Calce toward … Continue reading Matassa Coume de L’Olla Blanc