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  • Matthieu Barret Matthieu Barret, Cornas "Brise Cailloux" 2018, Cornas, Rhône Valley, France
  • Matthieu Barret Matthieu Barret, Cornas "Brise Cailloux" 2018, Cornas, Rhône Valley, France
  • Matthieu Barret Matthieu Barret, Cornas "Brise Cailloux" 2018, Cornas, Rhône Valley, France
  • Matthieu Barret Matthieu Barret, Cornas "Brise Cailloux" 2018, Cornas, Rhône Valley, France

Matthieu Barret, Cornas "Brise Cailloux" 2018, Cornas, Rhône Valley, France

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This elegant and modern Syrah from Cornas, Northern Rhône Valley has a silky freshness with notes of juicy, wild dark berry, violet, and herbs.

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Matthieu Barret, “Brise Cailloux” 2018, Cornas, Rhône Valley, France

This elegant and modern Syrah from Cornas, Northern Rhône Valley has a silky freshness with notes of juicy, wild dark berry, violet, and herbs.

COUNTRY: France

APPELLATION (AVA): Cornas

REGION: Rhône Valley

SUBREGION: Northern Rhône

VINTAGE: 2018

GRAPES:  100% Syrah

SOIL: Decomposed granite

PRACTICE: Certified organic and biodynamic

VINIFICATION: Hand-harvested and sorted, 21 days of maceration in concrete eggs, racked and pressed to 50% concrete & 50% used oak, malolactic, 12 months aging, additional 12 months in concrete, unfined.

STYLE: Still

COLOR: Medium Purple

BODY: Medium to Full (7-8)

TASTE: Dry

PRIMARY AROMAS: Spices, crushed stone, black raspberry, currant

FLAVOR: Blackberry, violet, lavender, raw meat, blueberry, rich & velvety texture evolving into a silky, elegant, pepper-tinged lingering finish

FORMAT: 750 ml

ALCOHOL: 14%

SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
Pair with a special dinner that may include game or darker meats and exotic spices.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER: 
Matthieu Barret was born in Aix-en-Provence in 1975 and studied viticulture in Beaune. He is the 7th generation vigneron, joining his grandfather in Cornas in 1997.

ABOUT THE VINEYARDS: 
Brise Cailloux is coming from 50 micro parcels. This is the largest cuvée of 7ha represented of 11ha of Cornas in total. There is no mechanical processing, everything is done by hand or with horsepower. Vines were planted in the mid-1970s.

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