Matthieu Barret tends 11 impeccably-farmed hectares in the almighty appellation of Cornas in the Rhône Valley. All the work is done by hand or horsepower ... you won't find any machines here. Deep, powerful and multidimensional drop. Perhaps a bit reductive at first, but decant this and wait for the magic. Dark things, very dark things: tapenade, blackberries, ground pepper, granite and smoke. Bright fruit and blooming flowers whisper in the background. Firm, graceful and persistent.