Petit Ours Cotes du Rhone, berries, black pepper and bacon
Funky and spicy red from the Northern Rhone. Organically grown Syrah from a vineyard owned by the winemaker's friend in Visan, The grapes are harvested the wine is made with indigenous yeasts, no filtering or fining and extremely low sulfur additions.
In 2012, he stopped using machines in Cornas and replaced them with mules, horses, and manual labor. He also started to create ‘green spaces’ around the farm, digging watering holes to nourish an ecosystem with a diversity of species. ie: vines and the forest, meadows and woodlands.According to Matthieu, the plant is happier in a wild environment rather than in a desert comprised of only vines. This diversity brings a distinct identity to his grapes; when the vineyard biome is treated with respect, he says, this balance is easier to maintain." - T. Edward