Matassa - 2018 Tattouine Rouge Grenache Gris

Tom Lubbe is a New Zealander who grew up in South Africa. In the late '90s, Tom was working at the only estate in South Africa using indigenous yeasts. He helped forge an innovative space for winemakers like Craig Hawkins (Testalonga), who spent several vintages working with Tom. In 2001 Tom moved to Coteaux du Fenouillèdes and took over an old neglected vineyard. He farms his land biodynamically and diversifies his agriculture with many varieties of olive trees and up to 15 different plants between each row of vines. All of his wines have absolutely no additions.

This (mostly) Grenache Gris is bright as a button. Florals and red fruits drift from the glass, while the palate pulses with redcurrant, blackcurrent, strawberry and blood orange, with a floral line running down the centre. Far out this is FRESH. Fun fact: The name of this cuvée was inspired by Luke Skywalker's planet. May the juice be with you.

 

Varietal Grenache Gris, Carignan, Grenache, Grenache Blanc || Region Languedoc-Roussillon, France || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml