2020 Coume de L'Olla Blanc
A stupidly drinkable blend of Muscat Petit Grain and Macabeu (50/50). Whole bunch carbonic fermentation and maceration for one week in tank before elevage in tank and large wood. It's a vinous slippery slide (down your throat) with tropical swathes of lychee, papaya, citrus, mango, peach, apricot, orange. Fruit fiesta.
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.