Clos Massotte is a small 8 ha winery in the Roussillon, up against the Pyrenees and very close to the Spanish border. Pierre Nicolas took over his family domaine in 2004 and started converting to natural farming and fermenting. He describes it as having been an unintended journey of personal discovery!
60% Syrah and 40% Cinsault
Aroma: mmmmm wild, furry, a bit spicy. There's lots of black raspberry/blackberry here. It also smells spicy; a bit like hemlock or wet wool. I quite like it. It smells alive and wild and exciting. It smells like somewhere I want to be: somewhere real with manual labor and a bit dirty but also an amazing view and a nice breeze.
Palate: dark and juicy, pretty smooth and restrained tannins. medium bodied-dark fruit but lively and dancing acidity. This is a fun slightly boney wine. It's not soo lush and not so big. It's alive with all kinds of ripe and dry end of summer flavors but still so much verve. so so delicious!
This is one of my favorite really wild tasting wines. When you drink it, it's obviously wild, but it's very fun and thirst quenching and satisfying!