Domaine du Coulet Cornas Brise Cailloux 2019
Region: Cornas, Northern Rhône, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan, practising organic
Deep colour and expressive nose with aromas of ripe red plum, blueberry, violet and black pepper. The palate is rich and full-bodied with silky tannins and an elegant, long finish
Domaine du Coulet has 11.1 hectares in Cornas. The vines are planted on steep south and south-east-facing terraces at the north of the appellation, which are carved into the granite rock of Cornas. The ‘Brise Cailloux’ is made using fruit which comes from the mid and lower slopes. The vines are between 40 to 55 years old, and were certified organic in 2001 and biodynamic in 2002
A seventh-generation vigneron, Matthieu Barret studied viticulture in Beaune and joined his grandfather in Cornas in 1997. After inheriting a parcel of vines from his grandfather, who used to sell grapes to the local co-operative, Matthieu built up his own domaine in Cornas. He immediately started working the vines organically and produced his first vintage in 2000.