Honest Rhône Expressions. 100% Biodynamic. 100% Pure.

Beware Behold the bear! Matthieu Barret – or as his friends like to call him “Petit Ours Brun” (little brown bear) – is quite a viticultural figure. His biodynamic wines hold special places in our hearts, and we are not sure if it has to do with the adorable bear on his wine labels, or his ability to craft some of the purest and the most honest wines in Rhone…

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Rhone wines for the purists

Matthieu replaced most of his barrels with concrete eggs in 2006 to minimize oak influence, pursue purity, and hone an honest expression of Rhône.

Artisanal farming and winemaking

In 2012, he stopped using machines in Cornas and replaced them with a traditional approach to viticulture and winemaking.

Happy vineyards rooted in biodiversity

Believing that vines are happier in a wild environment, Matthieu developed a diverse ecosystem around his farm to bring a distinct identity to his grapes. Explore this delicious (and very cute) collection of organic and biodynamic wines that will lead you to experience the rugged and enchanted Rhone Valley through the virtuous lens of Matthieu Barret.

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Matthieu Barret

Configuration: 6 x 750 ml

  • Ours Brut Pétillant Rosé VDF 2019 – $41.95 / bottle

Configuration: 12 x 750 ml

  • Petit Ours Brun Blanc, Côtes du Rhône 2020 – $36.95 / bottle
  • Petit Ours Brun Syrah, Côtes du Rhône 2020 – $29.95 / bottle
  • Black Flag Syrah, Ardéche, Côtes du Rhône 2019 – $34.95 / bottle
  • Villian, Côtes du Rhône 2019 – $32.95 / bottle

Domaine de Coulet – Matthieu Barret

Configuration: 6 x 750 ml

  • Brise Cailloux, AOC Cornas 2019 – $82.95 / bottle
  • Billes Noires, AOC Cornas 2016 – $139.95 / bottle

With the current shipping delays, please contact your representative if you want to set up recurring orders and deliveries for your fall programs.

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This is a winery-direct offer. Place your order before September 11.

About Matthieu Barret

Born in Aix-en-Provence, Matthieu Barret is a young and enthusiastic seventh-generation vigneron. After he studied in Beaune, he joined his grandfather in Cornas in 1997. Today, he practises biodynamic viticulture with a focus on low yields and extraordinary quality. He describes his wines as being 100% grape – pure, clean, and low sulfites.

Glorious Gamay from the rarest cru of Beaujolais

Fact: This delectable Stéphane Aviron Chénas comes from vines that average over 100 years old. How incredible is that?

Stéphane Aviron Chénas AOP 2019 (Beaujolais, France)

  • $23.95/bottle ($287.40/case of 12)

*HST and bottle deposit not included

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Quite literally, Chénas means “a place planted with oaks,” named after a majestic oak forest that once stood where the vines now grow. Stéphane Aviron has been producing wines from this incredible parcel since 1993.

The soil is light and made up mostly of sand and small pebbles over a layer of clay and quartz. Old vines and poor soils combined translate into incredibly low yields and highly concentrated grapes.

92 points – John Szabo MS

“This is a Chénas of real depth and succulence, generosity, ripeness, and fruit density, all while still respecting the freshness of Gamay and the region. There’s a liquor-like density and stemmy-leafy character that are typical of the appellation. The length and depth are quite exceptional.

“A terrific amount of wine for the money.”


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