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
Age: planted 1900
Soils: clay
Exposition: south
Altitude: 220
Training: bush
Farming: Farming: organic, biodynamic, regenerative, carbon sequestering
Average yield hl/ha: 18 and improving – see top page about Tom.
Climate: Mediterranean

Winemaking
Whole-cluster, four day maceration in concrete. Pressed and racked to ferment and age in demi-muid.

Vintage Notes 2019
Heatwave year.
Date harvested: august 30
Yield hl/ha: 15
Date bottled: 2020-05
Bottles produced: 2,000
Alcohol %: 12
SO2 Total: 0 added
Tasting: intense and wild red and black berry fruit, green coffee, cacao, iron, blood, multi layered firm but juicy tannins, smokey tobacco. Awesome.