Matthieu Barret Petit Ours Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2021
Region: Côtes-du-Rhône , Northern Rhône, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan, practising organic
The wine has a very expressive nose with layers of blackberry and black cherry fruit. The palate has smooth and well-integrated tannins with juicy black fruit and a touch of white pepper on the finish.
The ‘Petit Ours’ Côtes-du-Rhône, meaning ‘little bear’, is 100% Syrah sourced from vineyards planted on clay and gravel soils surrounding the village of Visan, next to Vinsobres. The north-facing vineyards are all farmed organically and worked using biodynamic methods, in keeping with Matthieu’s philosophy.
Matthieu Barret of Domaine du Coulet also works with trusted growers who share his viticultural and winemaking values to produce a range of négociant wines from the Northern and Southern Rhône. The concept is light-hearted, as reflected by the joyful bear on the label (“a self-portrait” jokes the short and stocky Barret), with wines that are approachable in their youth