2022 Mataburro Otium (1500ml)72910587985
WINEMAKER: Laurent Roger & Melissa Ingrand
REGION: Roussillon, FR
"This wine is made from Grenache from 80 year old vines planted in Rivesaltes. In 2022 Laurent made three passses through the vineyard on three different days, trying to pick the grapes at optimum ripeness. Each day's pick was macerated in a different tank (for 4 days, 5 days or 6 days). They were pressed together. This mix of days of maceration perhaps explains why the 2022 vintage is lighter than the previous year so muuch so it could sit comfortably in the rosé section of the wine list. There is a little tannin from the maceration but only at the end of the palate. Aging was in stainless steel. ABV 12.5%" - Living Wines
Mataburro is a small domaine established in Roussillon by rising stars Laurent Roger & Melissa Ingrand. Laurent worked for several years at the venerable Paris bar à vin Le Verre Volé and after that returned to Roussillon to work directly with Alain Castex, then of Le Casot des Mailloles. Towards the end of 2017, armed with what he had learned from Castex, he and Melissa took over the remaining three hectare vineyard from his father, swiftly converting to organics and biodynamics. Alain Castex taught Laurent the importance of the soil. He also had this concept reinforced by Tom Lubbe and Axel Prüfer.