Domaine Matassa

Biodynamic agriculture
In 2001 New Zealanders Sam Harrop and Tom Lubbe purchased a small vineyard high up in the hills of the Coteaux du Fenouillèdes, in the Roussillon region of France, called Clos Matassa. The vineyard was a hillside plot planted with old-vine Carignan, and because of the altitude, 450 metres, the growing season is around a month longer than the lower vineyards in this warm region. The area of the vineyard is 37 acres in total.

Vineyard management here employs biodynamics, and the winemaking here is aiming to be as natural as possible. The only addition is a bit of sulfur dioxide, and handling is gentle.

Production increased for 2003 with the purchase of 12 further vineyard plots, and from 2003 the reds have been blends of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan. They are all old vine vineyards, with half high up in the Coteaux des Fenouillèdes and the other half around the village of Calce, lower down (at around 150 m). Lubbe and Harrop say that the lower vineyards contribute power and the higher ones minerality and finesse.

The wines of Domaine Matassa

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Domaine Matassa
04 68 64 10 13
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2 Place de l’Aire, 66 720, Montner

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