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Cornas Billes Noires Coulet Domaine du Matthieu Barret


Billes Noires is made from Syrah and this is the only grape variety permitted on the appellation. Aged on very decomposed granite soils and clay-silty strips, the Syrah has been completely destemmed. Vinification is done with native yeast, daily punch-down and two-week fermentation. Aged between 4 and 18 months in ovoid shaped vats, followed by d├ębourbage, casked and racked twice. Matthieu Barret offers a deep and concentrated wine, which is rather austere and not particularly aromatic when young. Fine minerality however animates this wine that should be enjoyed with a fine cut of red meat.

Country: France

Vintage: 2005

Syrah / Shiraz

Alcohol Volume: 13%

Tasting Notes: Biodynamic wine growing is a brave choice on the steep hillsides of Cornas but the hard work has paid off and produced an excellent wine that is earthy and austere in its youth

Style: Full-Bodied

Food Pairing: Red Meat