Grape Variety: Merlot
Producer: Mataburro (
Laurent Roger and Melissa Ingrand)
Region: Rivesaltes, Pyrénées-Orientales, Roussillon, France
Wild Scale: 4/5
Vegan friendly wine
Winemaking: Organic Merlot grapes from 30 year old vines were harvested by hand and lightly crushed before a 5 day whole bunch maceration. Fermentation with indigenous yeast in stainless steel tanks. Bottled with no fining, filtration or added sulphur.
This Wine: A natural red wine that proves that Merlot can produce very characterful wines. On the lighter side and fully fruit focussed with notes of fresh Strawberry.
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.