Matthieu Barret Ours Brut Pétillant Rosé Extra Brut 2019
  • Gamay, Grenache
  • Biodynamic, Natural, Organic, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Light Bodied
  • 750ml

Matthieu Barret Ours Brut Pétillant Rosé Extra Brut 2019

Côtes du Rhône, France
Regular price $41.95per bottle ($251.70per case)
6 bottles per case

From legendary winemaker Matthieu Barret of Domaine de Coulet in Cornas, Barret brings a completely new rosé experience to the bottle here.

Ours Brut is Matthieu Barret's beautiful sparkling wine made from organic and biodynamic Grenache and Gamay. Made with the méthode traditionnel, the Grenache was grown in the village of Roussas, in the Drôme; while the Gamay came from Eclassan, in the highlands of Ardéche.

The grapes were directly pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The wine aged for six months in stainless steel tanks before the prise de mousse, and stayed six months in bottle before the disgorgement.

With a beautiful and intense salmon red colour with orange hues in the glass, this ancestral has a fine and mesmerizing perlage. Tart, nutty and intensely spicy.  On the nose bitter oranges, grapefruit and blood oranges are loudly represented. Pomegranate and sour cherry are hardly inferior. Aromas of walnuts, hazelnuts and pecans give it a distinct note; and hints of orange blossom and orange zest give this ancestral softness and freshness. Ripe apples, caramelised quince and bread dough round it off.

The mousse spreads pleasantly. The perlage hits the nerve and makes the Ours Brut vibrant and refreshing. On the palate, the fruit remains discreetly in the background. Chalky and dry on the palate, the acidity kicks in just right and makes it seem leaner. In the aftertaste, bitter oranges and grapefruit with tart notes bloom, making it a great food companion.

Pair the Ours Brut with heirloom tomato salad with mint and feta, or with fried octopus with paprika-infused mayonnaise and boiled potatoes.

About the Winery

Domaine du Coulet - Matthieu Barret

Matthieu Barret was born in Aix-en-Provence in 1975 and studied viticulture in Beaune.

He is the 7th generation vigneron and joined his grandfather in Cornas in 1997. Previously, his family had only been farming and selling grapes. He practices biodynamic viticulture, obtaining very low yields (23 hl/ha) and extraordinary quality. He describes his wines as being 100% grape, with a very low sulphite addition. His wines are extremely clean, and, true to the Cornas character. Domaine du Coulet was founded by Matthieu Barret’s grandfather after WWII, and over the years has supplied grapes to some of the best known producers in the Northern Rhône, including Chapoutier and Delas. While his father eschewed the agrarian lifestyle, opting instead for a career in international business, Matthieu knew early on that he wanted to be a vigneron. In 1998 at the age of only 23, he took over the family’s 25 acres of well-situated vines on the terraced hillsides of Cornas.

From the beginning, Matthieu has employed natural, organic practices and by 2002 (his second year of production) the domaine received its biodynamic certification. With each vintage, Matthieu has gained a better understanding of his vine parcels and through thoughtful experimentation, he now turns out a remarkable selection of Cornas wines that express the unique nuances of each micro-terroir. No new oak, no racking, minimal use of sulfur and no fining or filtration. Pure, sexy Syrah.