2018 Matassa Cuvée Romanissa
Tom Lubbe is a New Zealander who grew up in South Africa.
In the late 90's, Tom was working at the only estate in South Africa using indigenous yeasts and lower yields. He helped innovate and shape the wine scene in South Africa and forged the space for winemakers like Craig Hawkins (Testalonga) whom spent several vintages working with Tom to flourish. These days most of Toms wines are bottled with less than 10mg/l of total sulphur reflecting transformation in the health and vitality of his vineyards over the last decade. This wine is 100% Grenache Noir (Lledoner Pelut clone) on schiste. Whole cluster fermentation in wood then 10 months elevage. Vine age 80-100 years old.