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
Here Matthieu Barret presents a mouth-watering, well-rounded Syrah, quite simply very pleasant. Tupin's is a single varietal from plots located in Tupins and Semons, in the heart of Côte-Rôtie in the Côte Blonde. His wish? To reveal the freshness and finesse of this emblematic grape variety of the region thanks to cultivation on granite soils that make this Côte-Rôtie elegant and expressive but also thanks to vinification in stainless steel vats and an 18-month ageing process in ovoid-shaped vats. And the wish comes true: the wine expresses itself delicately with fruity and spicy notes. With its melted tannins, the wine lingers beautifully on the palate. Perfect with delicate flavours such as fish or poultry.
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