Matassa Tattouine Rouge
Grapes: Grenache Noir, Grenache Gris
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.
Tattouine is 90% Grenache Gris with 10% Grenache Noir macerated on skins for 3 weeks. Somewhere between orange and rosé with a lovely texture, plenty of spice, and a wealth of aromas from stone fruit and citrus to berries and wild herbs.