Domaine Matin Calme
The Domaine started in 2006 when Anthony and his former partner Véronique Souloy bought an extraordinary vineyard of Carignan and Grenache vines that are more than 100 years old around Bélesta in Roussillon. At 1,500 feet above sea level - seriously the view from the vineyards is amazing - Matin Calme is able to grow fully mature grapes that maintain their acidity, leading to wines that are true to the vintage and terroir while also showing a lively almost wild side.
The viticulture is Ecocert 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 SO2 used in the fermentation process and in certain vintages, like the 2008, there is no SO2 used at all. The yield is very, very small at 20 hl/ha and there is no fining or filtration whatsoever.