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
Some people know Matthieu Barret’s Cornas magnum "Gore". The young winemaker now presents this same version, in bottles, called "Ogre". This 100% organically grown Syrah comes from a fresh sector and granite soils. Not surprisingly, careful vinification only uses indigenous yeast, total destemming, light punch-down and fermentation in ovoid-shaped vats. The 18-month ageing process, again in ovoid-shaped vats, showcases all the fruit and creaminess of the wine. There is no doubt, Ogre is a crisp, classy wine that expresses touches of very ripe, almost stewed black fruit and wonderful mineral notes which ensure great freshness in the mouth. Keep for several years.
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