Grape Variety: Grenache, Grenache Gris, Macabeo, Carignan
Producer: Mataburro (Laurent Roger and Melissa Ingrand)
Region: Rivesaltes, Pyrénées-Orientales, Roussillon, France
Wild Scale: 4/5
Vegan friendly wine
Winemaking: Organic Grenache grapes from 80 year old vines were harvested by hand and lightly crushed before a 10 day whole bunch maceration. Fermentation with indigenous yeast in stainless steel tanks. Some juice from Grenache Gris, Macabeo and Carignan grapes was then blended into the wine. Bottled with no fining, filtration or added sulphur.
This Wine: Natural red wine, very light in colour and body with extra freshness supplied from the white juice addition. We love how delicate Mataburro's wines are and this is another fine example. Red cherry fruit with a citrus backdrop.
Notes on the Winemaker: Mataburro is the project of natural winemakers Laurent Roger and Melissa Ingrand in Rivesaltes which isn't far from Perpignan in the Pyrénées-Orientales region of Southern France. They make wines with amazing freshness considering the warm Mediterranean climate. Mataburro means Donkey Killer which refers to a railway that runs through the vineyard. When it opened in 1910, a train sadly killed 2 donkeys on the first day.