2018 Matassa Rouge
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. 100% Carignan here on marne soils. Vines planted between 1895 - 1900. 3 week whole cluster fermentation in 500L demi-muid and elevage in mixed old wood.