2020 Mas Coutelou Matabu Carignan Syrah

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

This is a masterclass in texture, with Carignan and Syrah combining their powers. What a wine from the Languedoc!


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About the Wine

The Languedoc-Roussillon is one of France's warmest regions - it makes a lot of sense, then, that many wines from here are geared towards bright flavours, refreshing acidity and low tannin. They also translate well to the Australian climate and our modern trend to opt for light, dry reds.

No other producer captures this as precisely as Mas Coutelou. Matabu is made from Carignan and Shiraz, two grapes which typically pack one hell of a punch. In Coutelou's hands, though, there is an emphasis on freshness and clarity. Don't get us wrong, there is some depth here, with plum, cherries, dried leaves and deliciously savoury tannins. But it's medium bodied at most, carries a bright energy which makes it refreshing and would easily take a chill. It would make a great wine for your next BBQ.

About Mas Coutelou

Located in Puimisson, a commune in the Hérault department of the Languedoc and to the east of Béziers, Mas Coutelou has been a winemaking village for over 200 years and most of it's soils are a mix of red clays and limestone.

The domaine was established in 1972 and has been run organically since 1987. They make wines full of brightness, freshness and vitality in a region where the vast majority of wines are prone to flatness and dullness.

They make wines full of brightness, freshness and vitality in a region where the vast majority of wines are prone to flatness and dullness.

Harvest at Mas Coutelou
Harvest at Mas Coutelou
Languedoc, FRANCE
Additional Info

From the Importer

As with pretty much every Mas Coutelou wine, the aromas simply leap out of the glass - in this case, fresh red and black berry fruits, flowers and damp earth. It's a deeply coloured wine and the supple tannic backbone and perky acidity is more than matched by its sheer depth of fruit. The flavours are slightly weighted towards the red end of the spectrum, sour red cherry and soft citrus, and again a hint of exotic spice - this has genuine depth, complexity and elegance. Again, here is a wine which is so so drinkable in its youth!

Blend : Carignan, Syrah
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jean Coutelou in his winery
Jean Coutelou in his winery
Languedoc, FRANCE

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