Aubert & Mathieu
Aubert & Mathieu is a small winery in the south of France. The wines produced are the result of a collaboration by two friends who met in school, chose different paths, but met up again and decided to further their respective passion for wine production. Their aim was to be innovative and bring fresh ideas to the wine world using grapes produced in their home region. The result was easy to enjoy wines, with their own unique style which are expressive, intriguing and atypical.
Produced from very low yields of only 25hl/ha. A savoury bouquet showing roasted, toasted flavours of walnuts and rye, sourdough and tamari. The palate offers a salty tang of umeboshi plums with craggy tannins, and yet they have a sheen to them – as if the sculptor only polished part of the wood once she's finished carving. Firm, emphatic and fruit packed finish, this is an atypical Corbières that will transport you far from the beaten track.
TheBuyer, 2020: "From a dynamic double act, Anthony Aubert and Jean-Charles Mathieu, who work with growers and rented facilities across the region to produce a range of thoroughly modern wines that really look the part, thanks to the labels (that could be inspired by Dave Phinney’s incredible design touch at Orin Swift). The ‘18 Corbières, a blend of the Rhône varieties, led by Syrah, offers bright black fruit, cracked black pepper and at least a light waft of garrigue. Aubert and Mathieu are ones to watch!" Jancis Robinson, 2020, 16.5/20points: "Savoury nose. Roasted, toasted flavours of walnuts and rye sourdough and tamari. A really umami wine with the salty, sharp tang of umeboshi plums. Craggy tannins, and yet they have a sheen to them – as if the sculptor only polished part of the wood once she'd finished carving. Firm, emphatic, tannin-closed finish."