Matthieu Barret – Domaine du Coulet
'Run by Matthieu Barret since 1997, this Cornas estate fashions a wild, old school and gamey style of Cornas that will be loved by traditionalist (or anyone who loves great wine for that matter).’ Jeb Dunnuck
, Wine Advocate
, Dec 2015
The family Domain consists of 16 ha of vineyards on granitic degraded soils known locally as ‘gore’. They practice biological and biodynamic viticulture and are certified by Ecocert and Biodyvin. Mattieu inherited the Domaine from his grandfather in 1998. The winemaking is very simple with soft extraction, destemmed fruit, ageing in very old oak barrels, no fining and no filtration and low sulphur additions. Since 2006, the Domain has started working with egg-shaped concrete vats in order to amplify the freshness of the terroir.
Domaine du Coulet Cote Rotie 2014
All grapes comes from Tupins et Semons village in Côtes Brune. It is a granitic terroir very exciting to make pure Côtes Rotie very elegant and fresh. Fermented with natural yeast in stainless steel then aged 15 months in Flextank eggs tank. Tangential filtration at the bottling to express purity of granit. May be the only one Côtes Rotie without wood at all!!!!
‘A new wine from this estate (or at least it’s the first time I’ve tasted it), the 2014 Côte Rôtie Tupins is jammy, forward, meaty and mouth-filling barrel sample that offers lots of ripe fruit, medium to full-bodied richness and a great finish. It has a surprising amount of texture, shows the house style (which leans towards to more wild/feral) and should drink nicely on release.’ 90-92 Pts, Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck, Dec 2015