Tattouine Rouge 2022

Another stunning Matassa cuvée, think strawberry juice with a wild side. Like all of Tom Lubbe's wines, the hallmark here is that of infectious energy: if Matassa was a band it’d be Jefferson Airplane.


Winemaker: Matassa

Farming: Biodynamic

Region: Roussillon, France

Vintage: 2022

Grapes: Grenache, Macabeu, Grenache Gris

Colour: Red

ABV: 12%

Size: 750 mL


Behind the Bottle


After working with the only estate in South Africa (Welgemeend) that championed indigenous yeasts and lower yields in the late ’90s, Tom came to Roussillon and interned at Domaine Gauby for several years to explore Mediterranean varieties and climate. During this time, Tom met his wife, who just so happens to be Gauby’s sister and together they started Matassa in 2003. Fast forward today, Tom and Nathalie farm 20 hectares of different white & red varieties (Macabeu, Grenache Gris, Muscat d’Alexandrie, Muscat à petits grains, Carignan, Lledoner Pelut, Mourvèdre and Grenache) divided in various vineyards around the village of Calce and Espira-de-l’Agly where they now have settled with their estate ...