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Matissat 2008Limited quantities available

Cost per bottle: €81
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Wooden case of 12 bottles only
Matissat 2008
100% Mourvedre
Bois de Pauliau


Free Shipping & French tax and duty paid. Country of delivery duty and tax – if any – may be claimed from purchaser when delivered.

About La Pèira

“Easily one of the top estates in all of France” Jeb Dunnuck Wine Advocate

“Make no mistake about it, this is a very special wine made on a very special estate.” Jancis Robinson Financial Times

“Wines that need not fear comparison with any of the world’s wine icons” David Schildknecht Wine Advocate

”Rearranged my inner pantheon in the way that truly great wine can.” Andrew Jefford The World of Fine Wine

“Many observers consider this to be the most exciting estate in the Languedoc.” Robert Parker Wine Advocate

“The flagship wine from this new venture is easily going to be the next great global cult wine. Think Clos Erasmus or Masseto” Gary Vaynerchuk

“Confirmed the high potential of the relatively cool, windy hills north of Clermont” Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, The World Atlas of Wine

“A range of wines of striking depth and originality yet great truth to place, too.” Andrew Jefford, Financial Times

“The texture and the depth of flavor are amazing. It reminded me at different moments of 1989 La Mission Haut-Brion, Fattoria Galardi 2004 Terre di Lavoro and 1990 Henri Bonneau Reserve des Célestins.” Jay McInerney, Wall Street Journal

“Have helped completely change the landscape and the horizon of their appellation, with the wines being placed on qualitative level or above, of the 1er crus classés of Bordeaux and the Grands Crus of Burgundy” Bertrand Rougier Classement des Meilleurs Vins de France 2014 Lafont Presse

“Now recognised as one of the very top wines in France.” Simon Field MW Berry Bros. & Rudd

“There is clearly real sensibility for the local terrain and varietal traditions” Jancis Robinson,

“Southern France’s First Growth” Andrew McMurray Vice, President of Zachys

“They have created great wines, the kind of wines that can jolt consumers’ perceptions of the Languedoc and can rival the best from Bordeaux, and the Rhône. Maybe, given time, they might even right a historical wrong.” Andrew Jefford, Gourmet Traveller WINE

Tasting Notes

“The 2008 is (like the La Pèira of that year) a much tighter, more gathered wine, with shattering concentration, Valrhona acidity, a herbal macerate.” Andrew Jefford, Decanter (Link)

“More fresh and lively aromatically, with pretty berry fruit, pepper, basil, wet stone like minerality, and salty sea breeze like aromas and flavors, the 2008 Matissat is a more classic, streamlined version of the 2007. Full-bodied, beautifully fresh, focused, and pure, yet still with superb backend concentration and voluptuousness, it is a gorgeous 2008 that will drink nicely for 12-15 years.” 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate / Rhone Report (Link)

“Paler than the 2007 with some evolution at the rim. Very mineral and tarry on the nose. Racy and transparent. Lots of freshness. Recognisably related to the 2007 but livelier and drier. A little muscular. Not as heavy as the 2007. Very clean. Not too heavy. 14.5% Drink 2013-2020” 17/20 Jancis Robinson

“The all-Mourvedre, 600 case lot La Peira 2008 Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac Matissat is even more maritime in scent and briny in flavor than its 2009 counterpart. Here the chocolate element is dark and bitter, and the pit of the plum as prominent as its flesh, making for a somewhat somber effect consistent both with its immediate 2008 siblings and with the brooding potential of this cepage. Impressions of crushed stone and bay help extend a palate-staining performance, which I would be surprised to witness flagging over the coming decade. As to what further elements will emerge from this bottling’s dark recesses, I would count myself fortunate to discover.” 92/100 David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate