Matthieu Barret Vilain VDF 2019
  • Syrah
  • Biodynamic, Natural, Organic, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12.5% alc./vol

Matthieu Barret Vilain VDF 2019

Côtes du Rhône, France
Regular price $32.95per bottle ($395.40per case)
12 bottles per case

Rich & Full Bodied

One of the most coveted, yet accessible natural wines in France. From legendary winemaker Matthieu Barret of Domaine de Coulet in Cornas. The Matthieu Barret labelled wines are from a leased organic and biodynamic vineyard in Visan, about an hour South of the Domaine. 

Vilain, the enfant terrible of Matthieu Barret's collection of wines, is a Syrah that screams fun and has been crafted to be enjoyed unapologetically. The grapes come from two terroirs: De Roussas in Drôme, where the soil is mostly sandy; and from the granite sands of Eclassan, in the plateau Ardéchois at 400 meters above sea level.

A crunchy and spicy expression of Syrah, with aromas of tart dark cherries, herbs and crushed black pepper. Rich and full bodied, we recommend to pair this wine with a hearty meal: think duck confit, lentils with boudin or tourtière

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.