Matthieu Barret, Cornas, 'Brise Cailloux' 2020Regular price $90.00 Save $-90.00
Continuing the 7th generation of his family in the small village of Cornas in the northern Rhone, Matthieu Barret made an intentional choice to shake things up in both the vineyard and the cellar. There he realized his love for organic viticulture and that’s where it began. He stopped using machines in the vineyard, encouraged a diversified environment around the vines, and used fewer barrels in the cellar. His mediums of choice are classic in the region—Syrah for the reds and Roussanne with Viognier for the whites. Of all the French allocated wines, the price points as well as the wines themselves are fairly accessible.
The Syrah are all estate vines planted between 1920 and 2014 on granite soils. The juice is aged between terracotta and concrete over 18 months. This is truly a special bottle that rarely makes an appearance as these bottles just landed in Cincinnati and shows that Syrah can be fresh, juicy and drinkable right away!