Tom was born in New Zealand, grew up in South Africa and ended up starting an iconoclastic estate in the Roussillon region of southern France. It's another unlikely story, the kind we love. The kind one seldom finds outside of the world of wine.
As with all world-class wines, the strength in this wine lies in its simplicity. Just grapes harvested at optimum ripeness and health; crushed, fermented, then bottled. Nothing added, nothing taken away. If it's terroir, or a sense of place you look for in wine, look no further then Tom Lubbe's Matassa Blanc 'Cuvée Marguerite.'
Beautiful, soft and supple – a truly elegant wine.
Admittedly, I usually don't gravitate to Southern French whites. The heat and relentless sunshine combine to produce fat, oily-textured wines, devoid of freshness and acidity. But this wine couldn’t be more unlike anything else from the South. It's wonderfully ripe and developed but clocking in at 11% alcohol, the crispness and cleanliness sets it apart from all others in its category.
I’m proud to offer the only bottles of 2018 Matassa 'Cuvée Marguerite' in South Carolina!
A blend of Muscat and Macabeu grown on a combination of granite and schist. Its aromas of orchard peach, white flowers and spice pour from the glass, supported by tart, refreshing citrus and salty minerality. Summer seafood's perfect match.