Matthieu Barret Black Flag , another stunner from the Ardeche region
“Black Flag” comes from Vincent Fargier (Domaine Les Deux Terres), certified organic estate from Ardèche. 1 single parcel located at 300m altitude. Barret himself harvests and brings the grapes to his winery. One of the most coveted, yet accessible natural wines in France.
Black Flag is made from Syrah. It is aged for 12 months in concrete eggs and used oak barrels, with a final ageing of a year in concrete tanks. This is a very fresh Syrah with a silky and delicate texture. The nose has notes of liquorice, violet, black olive tapenade, cured meats and pink peppercorn, wrapped around a core of dark fruit. On the palate is savoury, medium-bodied, and absolutely delicious. A very clean, fresh and lively Northern Rhone.