Crozes-Hermitage 'La Banniere' 2020

Matthieu Barret

$38

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. Barret sources from the younger vines to get a more vibrant expression of fruit. The grapes are hand harvested and fermented carbonically to create a fresher style than you would normally find in Crozes.  

"La Banniere" has aromas of fresh red and black fruits alongside a subtle smokiness and a hint of dried meat. The palate is elegant and fresh with flavors of red and black berries and smooth, round tannins. A delicate minerality and savory notes carry through on the long finish.

Enjoy this wine with classic wine bar fare chicken liver mousse, duck confit and mushrooms or a dish of lentils with boudin. Savour the last sip with a blackberry and rhubarb butter tart.

Biodynamic, Natural, Organic, Vegan-Friendly.

Varietal: Syrah 

2020
14% ABV
750mL