As for OGRE, it is only produced in “cool” years. I’m not sure you know the whole story as Matthieu has his highest and “coldest” vineyard situated at the top of his hill and facing partially north which has been used to produce his top cuvée GORE – which is the local name given to the sandy eroded granite.
He started isolating this vineyard in 2007 after realising that in very warm years it produced absolutely unique and distinctive wines, very different from the majority of the Cornas. So this is how the Cornas GORE arrived, only bottled in magnums and produced in very warms years! It was produce in 2007 for the first time followed by 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017 and 2018.
Yet in 2016, the year wasn’t ideal for Gore but he still decided to vinify this plot separately and realised that the result in a cooler year was also extremely interesting, unique and distinctive. This is how OGRE was born (anagram of GORE) only bottled in 750 ml and only produced in years GORE isn’t produced.
But for the moment, they is no sign of more OGRE as the coming vintages are all fairly warm as was 2017, 2018 and 2019 – there is a possibility in 2020 but it is still too early to know and we need to give another 6/8 months of ageing before seeing which cuvée it will become.