Marguerite 2019 — Muscat
A Wine That
is the quintessential definition of world-class orange wine. Made with a majority of Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains this wine is like drinking pure sunshine in a glass. The volatile oils from the Garrigue surrounding the vineyards somehow magically transfer into the bottle year by year. Think rosemary, thyme mixed with lemonade made in freshness heaven!
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- Winemaker: Matassa
Where and How?
This is a blend of Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Muscat of Alexandria and Macabeu, organically farmed and planted on schist soils.
The whole bunches were macerated for a period of five to seven days, after which the wine fermented naturally and aged in 500L barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
As the June sun in Tom’s garden beats down onto the crackling braai he’s preparing, it feels almost exactly like we’re sitting in the Swartland—but we’re not, we’re in the Roussillon, in deep southern France. The conversation turns to South Africa, Tom’s home country. He reminisces on his early days making wine, chuckling as he says,
“I was able to get my first two vintages past the tasting regulation panels, so they could get sold. I guess nobody really took notice, they just thought it was some weird bulls*&t that would go away.”
Those couple of barrels of weird bulls*&t would actually end up kickstarting an entire movement—not just in South Africa, but across Europe—from Beziers to Vienna. Tom would find himself sitting on a panels discussing natural wine at wine festivals.
So, it wasn’t some weird bulls*&t, and it didn't go away. Rather it’s about a simple concept: organic farming, and fermented grape juice—without the bulls*&t.