Located in the heart of Corbières, Mattes-Sabran crafts full-flavored, seductive wines from the garrigue-covered hillsides along France’s Mediterranean coast. With a noble history stretching back some 1,000 years, Mattes-Sabran today epitomizes all we love about the traditions of France’s winemaking south. The main house, once home to dukes, today welcomes international visitors while geese and lazy cats wander. A well-worn table welcomes outdoor meals with shared bottles in the shade. Importantly, Mattes’ exemplary terroir—much of which recalls Châteauneuf-du-Pape—inspires top-notch wines that are excellent value.
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Estate vineyards are located up in the hills near the village of Portel des Corbières, on gravel-rich terraces with large quartz stones (seen most often in Châteauneuf-du-Pape), with limestone subsoils.
Fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged in tank.