2022 Mataburro Idoine14596
WINEMAKER: Laurent Roger & Melissa Ingrand
REGION: Roussillon, FR
VARIETY: Merlot, Grenache
"This wine is predominantly made with Merlot from 30 year old vines in Rivesaltes planted by Laurent's father on quite heavy clay soils. Whole bunch maceration of both varieties in fibreglass then aging in stainless steel. 12.5% ABV." - 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.