2020 Mataburro Idoine14139206
WINEMAKER: Laurent Roger & Melissa Ingrand
REGION: Roussillon, FR
"100% merlot from 30-40 year old vines planted by Laurent’s father. Vinified initially in two tanks, the whole bunches had five days maceration. One tank had a little pigeage and the other none to keep the floral aromas from the semi-carbonic maceration. The two tanks were mixed after pressing and aged in stainless steel tank.
They found the name ‘Idoine’ in a book Laurent’s uncle had written. It means ‘the good stuff’." - Living Wines
Unfined, unfiltered, zero adds including sulphur. Super limited. One per person.
Mataburro is a small domaine established in Roussillon by rising stars Laurent Roger & Melissa Ingrand. Laurent worked for several years at the venerable Paris bar à vin Le Verre Volé and after that returned to Roussillon to work directly with Alain Castex, then of Le Casot des Mailloles.
Towards the end of 2017, armed with what he had learned from Castex, he and Melissa took over the remaining three hectare vineyard from his father, swiftly converting to organics and biodynamics. Alain Castex taught Laurent the importance of the soil. He also had this concept reinforced by Tom Lubbe and Axel Prüfer.