Mataburro - 2021 Idoine

2021 Idoine

Variety
Merlot, Grenache
Region
Roussillon, France
Volume
750ml

Merlot, but not as you have seen it before. This daggy, ancient, venerable variety is floated by a lick of Grenache - blue and red fruits hold hands and dance, a fruity, refreshing wine. As Sue and Roger (who bring this wine to Australia) say, it is interesting to see just how good Merlot can be when the wine is made by sympathetic winemakers. Laurent Roger and Melissa Ingrand are two vignerons based in Roussillon, committed to making wines that one can spill all over yourself, laughing, whi...Read More...

Merlot, but not as you have seen it before. This daggy, ancient, venerable variety is floated by a lick of Grenache - blue and red fruits hold hands and dance, a fruity, refreshing wine. As Sue and Roger (who bring this wine to Australia) say, it is interesting to see just how good Merlot can be when the wine is made by sympathetic winemakers. Laurent Roger and Melissa Ingrand are two vignerons based in Roussillon, committed to making wines that one can spill all over yourself, laughing, whilst you are surrounded by friends and Mediterranean sunshine. Drenchy, quenchy. You can taste the fun and sense of pleasure in wines made by those who worked in wine bars - Laurent was based at the venerable Paris bar à vin Le Verre Volé, leaving to work directly with Alain Castex, then of Le Casot des Mailloles. He and Melissa took over the remaining three hectare vineyard from Laurent’s father and are returning it to its organic roots. They use short macerations of whole bunches with no foot stomping to limit the extraction. All macerations take place in fibreglass with, for the most part, the wines aged in stainless steel. The wines are not filtered and have no added sulphites. Laurent recommends serving all their wines in a carafe. 

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