The young winemaker Matthieu Barret works with great enthusiasm and energy. The 18 hectares family domaine is planted to Syrah, and other varieties, from which Matthieu makes Cornas and Côtes-du-Rhône. His respect for the environment has earned him biodynamic and organic certification since the early 2000s, a fairly common practice in this region. In the cave, Barret tries to intervene as little as possible to let the wine reflect its terroir and vintage. As Barret says himself “the will to reveal a wine's identity is at the basis of our work”. 2006 marked the release of a new type of wine. Since then, maturation has taken place, in part, in cement egg shaped vats in order to enhance the freshness and fruit present in the wine. This domaine offers three excellent interpretations of Cornas in its three cuvées Brise Cailloux, Les Terrasses du Serre and Billes Noires. The other wines are known for their finesse, freshness and elegance.
About the cuvée
The Syrah in this is cuvée is cultivated on very degraded granite soils. The grapes are harvested by hand and fermented the traditional way and the wine is matured in previously used 400 and 500-litre barrels. The decision to use older barrels enables the wine to retain its sweet fruity notes and rounded tannins. This cuvée can be enjoyed in its youth, and pairs well with tender meats.
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