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Vineyard. Domaine Matassa, Calces, Roussillon, France


Domaine Matassa, Calces, Roussillon, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.

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Domaine Matassa is located in the small village of Calces in the Vallée de l’Agly in Roussillon. The village is home to ha handful of very talented winemakers, one of which is the couple Tom and Nathalie Lubbe of Domaine (or ‘Clos’ as it is also called) Matassa.

Tom, originally from New Zealand, and Nathalie Lubbe created the winery in 2002 in collaboration with Sam Harrop. The property has been created by buying plots of vineyard land mainly planted with very old carignan grapes. In the vineyards there are also some grenache and mourvèdre vines.

As several of the other winemakers in Calces (e.g. Gauby) Domaine Matassa is a biodynamic winery in an effort to make as natural and pure wines as possible. Many of the vineyards are very old, planted with very low density. The soil is very poor and not much water is available for the plants. The yield is also very small. In the winery vinification is careful and traditional, with some of the aging made in oak barrels.

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