Olla Rouge, Domaine Matassa
Region: Roussillon, France
Grapes: Grenache Noir, Grenache Gris & Macabeu
Wine type: Red
About: After working with the only estate in South Africa (Welgemeend) that championed indigenous yeasts and lower yields in the late ’90s, Tom came to Roussillon and interned at Domaine Gauby for several years to explore Mediterranean varieties and climate. During this time, Tom met his wife, who just so happens to be Gauby’s sister and together they started Matassa in 2003. Fast forward today, Tom and Nathalie farm 20 hectares of different white & red varieties
All of the grapes were hand harvested separately and then combined in one large concrete tank, cofermented as whole bunches - this lasts for about 10 days then the wine is pressed off in to concrete.
A light and dry peppery red with herbal notes.