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Mattes-Sabran
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Winemaker: Jean-Luc Brouillat

Mattes-Sabran is the kind of domaine that the rest of the would would just love to discover. Located in the heart of Corbières, one of France's largest wine appellations, in the village of Sigean, Mattes-Sabran makes extraordinary wine among the hot, dry hillsides of France's Mediterranean coast.

The owner of Mattes-Sabran, Jean-Luc Brouillat, is an incredibly serious winemaker who is committed to pulling the finest wines from his impressive terroirs, and this shows in every bottle. Many of Mattes-Sabran's vineyards are located on steep hillsides, terraced into the chalky, poor soils. This tough terrain is peppered with galets roulés, the large stones found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Such tough conditions push these sun-loving vines to produce fruit that is very concentrated and deliciously layered, yet still retains a great balance of freshness and pure fruit.

The domaine produces the remarkably fresh and fruit-driven “Le Viala,” a blend of southern Rhône varietals including Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. “Le Viala” is all about power—raised completely in tank, this wine shows like a theoretical blend of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Cornas, juiced up with the extra measure of garrigue that only Corbières can capture as gorgeously. Grapes here are often harvested in two passes: one pass before complete maturity for pepper, and then a late harvest for punch. Each varietal is vinified separately in tank, to preserve every bit of fresh, pure fruit—no wood touches any of these wines.

Our “Le Viala” is always a selection of Mattes-Sabran's finest tanks. Mattes-Sabran's “Clos Redon” is 100% Syrah, a full, rich and ruby-red wine that is very pure and sumptuous. The domaine's rose, a blend of 90% Grenache and a blend of Syrah and Mourvèdre, is a delightfully precise and fresh wine, showing notes of raspberries and pink grapefruit.

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Mattes-Sabran Corbieres Le Viala 2011
Mattes-Sabran Corbieres Le Viala 2011
France / Languedoc-Roussillon
Blackberry and licorice combine with touches of Asian five-spice on the rich, penetrating nose. The mouth delivers a never-ending wave of ripe and powerful black fruits and structured yet supple tannins, with a mineral spark that runs from bow to stern with impressive electricity. Concentrated yet balanced through and through; one of our top southern values and favorites year in and year out. A luscious blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache; all tank made. …
Call 1-800-266-6585 to inquire.

Mattes-Sabran Duc de Narbonne Rosé Vin de Pays d'Oc  2011
Mattes-Sabran Duc de Narbonne Rosé Vin de Pays d'Oc 2011
France / Languedoc-Roussillon
This 100% Syrah rosé is crisp and silky, with flavors of red cherries, pomegranate and black pepper. Located in the heart of Corbières, Mattes-Sabran makes world-class wine from the hot, dry hillsides of France's Mediterranean coast.
Call 1-800-266-6585 to inquire.

Mattes-Sabran Duc de Narbonne Rosé Vin de Pays d'Oc  2010
Mattes-Sabran Duc de Narbonne Rosé Vin de Pays d'Oc 2010
France / Languedoc-Roussillon
A glowing, ruby hue in the glass; candied cherries and baking spices show on the nose. This 100% Syrah rosé de saignée is dry and silky in the mouth, with flavors of red cherries and pomegranate with a hint of black pepper. Located in the heart of Corbières in the village of Sigean, Mattes-Sabran makes extraordinary wine from the hot, dry hillsides of France's Mediterranean coast.
Call 1-800-266-6585 to inquire.

Mattes-Sabran Corbieres Le Viala 2009
Mattes-Sabran Corbieres Le Viala 2009
France / Languedoc-Roussillon
Blackberry and licorice combine with touches of Asian five-spice on the rich, penetrating nose. The mouth delivers a never-ending wave of ripe and powerful black fruits and structured yet supple tannins, with a mineral spark that runs from bow to stern with impressive electricity. Concentrated yet balanced through and through; one of our top southern values and favorites year in and year out. A luscious blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache; all tank made. …
Call 1-800-266-6585 to inquire.

Mattes-Sabran Duc de Narbonne Rosé Vin de Pays d'Oc  2009
Mattes-Sabran Duc de Narbonne Rosé Vin de Pays d'Oc 2009
France / Languedoc-Roussillon
This 100% Syrah rosé is bursting with flavor—yet its seduction lies in its perfect balance and utter harmony with almost every sort of food.  A brilliant deep pink in the glass, the wine’s aromas remind of raspberries dipped in rose water…
Call 1-800-266-6585 to inquire.

Mattes-Sabran Duc de Narbonne Rosé Vin de Pays d'Oc 2008
Mattes-Sabran Duc de Narbonne Rosé Vin de Pays d'Oc 2008
France / Languedoc-Roussillon
Break out the oysters, or perhaps the rich pleasure of fois gras. We love this rosé with food, and its super-dry yet flood of flavor promises serious pleasure from start to finish.
Call 1-800-266-6585 to inquire.

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