Juice 2018 Côtes du Rhône, Petit Ours, Matthieu Barret, Rhône Valley, FRA
Grape Syrah 100%
Farming Certified Organic, Vegan
Tasting Note Super expressive nose of blackberry & black cherry. The palate is vibrant with crunchy acidity, juicy black fruit, supple fine grained tannins and just a hint of black pepper on the finish.
Matthieu Barret of Domaine du Coulet has firmly established himself as one of the pre-eminent producers of the Northern Rhône region of Cornas. On top of his Domaine wines he producers a range of négociant wines, sourcing fruit from growers who share both his viticultural and winemaking principles.
‘Petit Ours’ (or Little Bear) is a self piss-take by Mathieu and also an affectionate nickname bestowed upon the short stocky winemaker by his friends. The wines are less serious and more approachable in their youth than his Domaine wines.
A versatile wine that can be enjoyed with or without food although we find it works wonderfully with Charcuterie, in particular cuts that have a slightly higher fat content as the crunchy acidity cuts right through this and balances the inherent sweetness of the fat.