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The Domaine is located at an altitude of almost 500 m in the hinterland of the Var in Provence, with a deep clayey-limestone-siliceous soil. This unique combination in this region allows a slow maturation of the grapes that we harvest at the end of the season thanks to the hot days and cool nights that we have at this altitude. The estate is planted with vines....Lire plus Learn more
The Domaine is located at an altitude of almost 500 m in the hinterland of the Var in Provence, with a deep clayey-limestone-siliceous soil. This unique combination in this region allows a slow maturation of the grapes that we harvest at the end of the season thanks to the hot days and cool nights that we have at this altitude. The Domaine is planted with vines made from the noble grape varieties of the Appellation: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Rolle (Vermentino Bianco) and Sémillon. Apart from its fine and elegant Whites and Rosés, Matourne has made its reputation with its Cellaring Reds which age extremely well for 5 or 10 years. Red dominates and represents 80% of our production. We harvest by hand with 40kg crates to preserve the quality of the grapes. The harvest is introduced by gravity into the vats, which allows maceration and natural fermentation to take place. Our annual production is typically between 15,000 and 20,000 bottles. Our wine is natural and Vegan, with low sulphite levels (never above 21mg/L). We follow a rational and sustainable way of farming. The vines are mechanically weeded in summer and weeded by a herd of sheep in winter. We treat the vines with natural fertilizers every two years, and our use of treatments is never preventive and is limited to the minimum necessary when absolutely necessary.
In 1973 I bought a 20 hectare virgin land in Provence. I then embarked on the creation of a winery from scratch, in parallel with my regular employment. Completely novice in this field, I acquired my knowledge by reading the Oenology treatises of Ribereau and Gayon to which I still refer today. I also obtained advice from winegrowers in California and from Domaines Ott* to whom I sold my first harvests while the cellar was under construction. Domaine de Matourne is a bit like the story of a crazy dream and my great pride.
In 1973 our neighbours warned us that nothing would ever grow except weeds!