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Domaine Matassa

El Carner Rouge - 2018 - Tom Lubbe

El Carner means "The Ram" in the Catalan language... A wine that barrels ahead and overturns the rules! Successively red, rosé, or orange, with notes of cherry stone, nectarine, and thyme... The tannins are quite present, the acidity pleasant, and the finish is lovely and long. 

75 cl
Original features
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
13 %
To drink from
2019 to 2023

VAT included

A blend of 70% Grenache gris and 30% Macabeu from a 0.5-hectare parcel of vines planted on a soil of lime, clay and slate, surrounded by garrigue. The estate is certified organic and uses biodynamic farming techniques. Yields: 25 hl/ha. Harvesting is done by hand, naturally. In the winery: co-maceration and fermentation for 1 month in 1000-litre Italian amphorae, with indigenous yeasts, then matured 8-months in the same amphorae. Unfined, unfiltered, and zero sulphur added!

Thomas Lubbe

Thomas Lubbe

Thomas Lubbe vient d'Afrique du Sud et il sera un des meilleurs élèves de Gérard Gauby, rencontrera Nathalie, la soeur de Gérard, puis tous deux s'installeront en 2001 à Calce, dans un environnement encore intact où ils fonderont le domaine Matassa. Après un démarrage modeste, la superficie du domaine s'étoffe peu à peu. Thomas fait l'acquisition de vieilles parcelles d'altitude où il produit...

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