Domaine Matassa by Tom Lubbe & Sam Harrop Roussillon, France
High up in the hills of the Coteaux du Fenouillèdes, in the Roussillon region of France, New Zealanders Sam Harrop and Tom Lubbe have been making self-described ‘supple wines’ since 2001. The original domaine, called Clos Matassa, was a hillside plot planted with old-vine Carignan at high altitude in granite soils.
In 2003 they added a further 12 parcels to their terroir, adding Grenache and Mourvèdre to their crops, which, alongside the original Carignan, form the pillars for their expressive reds.
The vineyard is managed organically and biodynamically, with a winemaking process that is as natural as possible. The old vines and difficult terroir guarantee low yields and small production, with great emphasis on concentration and minerality.
Discover our selection of Domaine Matassa natural wines below.