Winemaker Tom Lubbe has always championed using indigenous yeasts, starting in the 1990’s when he made wine in South Africa for Welgemeend. To gain some European winemaking experience with a similar ethos he found Domaine Gauby in the Roussillon where he spent 3 years working with Mediterranean grape varieties that thrive in the climate. It was at Domaine Gauby he met his wife, Nathalie Gauby and also gained experience at Le Soula, another highly regarded Roussillon Estate gaining some fantastic experience in biodynamic winemaking in this region.
In 2003 the couple started their own Domaine Matassa, making both white and red wines. Their old Vineyards are located all around the village of Calce and are worked biodynamically without chemicals. 2010 was the first certified organic vintage.
We are excited to have a small parcel of these wines for you to try.
100% Muscat Petite Grain. This wine is made in tiny quantities. Floral notes, delicate acidity and then with some air it develops honey, almond and herbal notes.
Named after Nathalie Gauby’s grandmother – The wine is a blend of Muscat Petit Grains, Macabeu and Muscat d’Alexandria. This orange wine spends 12 months in foudres and smaller barrels on its lees. This wine is floral and fragrant. Match to – asparagus, roast chicken.
This is a blend of Syrah and Muscat Petit grains that are co-fermented in tank and then in old wood for 6 months.
This wine is a blend of 90% Grenache Gris and 10% Grenache Noir – plenty of red berry fruit as well as cherry. This is a light, fragrant red so great for Summer drinking.