Type: Orange Wine
Grape: Grenache Gris/Macabeo/Carignan Blanc/Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains
Domaine Matin Calme was started in 2006 when Véronique Souloy and Anthony Guix bought an extraordinary vineyard of Carignan and Grenache Noir vines of more than 100 years old in the Roussillon. In soils of granite, schist, and gneiss at 1,500 feet above sea level, Matin Calme is able to grow fully mature grapes of high acidity and great density without developing wines of high alcohol.
The viticulture is certified organic and the soils are tilled by hand. The fruit is manually harvested and gently pressed in a vertical press. The wine is never pumped and the fermentation is completed with only the natural yeasts. There is no sulfur used in the fermentation process and in certain vintages, none is used at all. Wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Spontaneous fermentation on skins in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. Aged 12 months in stainless steel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, with no added sulfur.
Cloudy amber color, with some sediment. Notes of sour apricot and bitter almond. Fresh, vibrant and textural, with generous fruit and good acidity.