Matassa Cuvée Romanissa
Grapes: Lledoner Pelut (Hairy Grenache)
Tom Lubbe of Matassa is originally from New Zealand, winemaking first in South Africa and then at Domaine Gauby in Roussillon before starting Matassa in 2003. Most of the vineyards are 60-120 years old, co-planted planted with different varieties on schist and marl. All the vineyards are worked naturally without herbicides or pesticides.
Cuvée Romanissa is 100% whole bunch Lledoner Pelut - a rare strain of Grenache with hairy skin - grown in red schist soil. Fleshy red fruit balanced by high acidity and lashings of dusty white pepper, blood orange, wild mint and game.