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Domaine Auguste Clape

Pierre-Marie Clape now makes the wine at this domaine, a long established leader in the Cornas appellation under the stewardship of his late father Auguste. The vine growing and winemaking is fiercely traditional, old vines are prized, vines are re planted by mass selection and no new wood is used whatsoever. However, any stems retained during vinification are always fully ripened including crucially the stems and each parcel is vinified individually before ageing for close to two years in foudre. The resulting wines are supple with harmonious tannin and fruit, balanced, very refined and capable of long ageing. A total of 8 ha of vines from a number of first class precipitous, terraced plots that date from the 1890s contribute to the impressive quality. By necessity, everything must be done by hand. The Cornas is justifiably worthy of our top super five star rating. The Cuvée Renaissance is a second wine. However, although it’s made to help maintain the quality of the Cornas, it’s also very impressive. Inevitably from younger vines, it lacks the weight and power of the grand vin. Both the intense, spicy Côtes du Rhône red and rounded, richly textured Saint-Péray offer reasonable value and there is also an IGP Syrah, Le Vin des Amis (£D). (DM)

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Wines Vineyard Holdings:
  • Cornas:
  • Cornas Red
  • Cornas Renaissance Red
  • Saint-Péray :
  • Saint-Péray White


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146 Avenue Colonel Rousset, Cornas, Rhone Valley, France
Type Wine
Domaine Auguste Clape Renaissance Cornas
Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas
Domaine Auguste Clape Cotes du Rhone Blanc
Domaine Auguste Clape Cotes du Rhone
Domaine Auguste Clape Le Vin des Amis
Domaine Auguste Clape St Peray Blanc
Type Wine
Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas - 2015
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Type Wine
Type Wine
Domaine Auguste Clape Renaissance Cornas - 2010
Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas - 2010
Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas - 2009
Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas - 2016
Domaine Auguste Clape Renaissance Cornas - 2012
Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas - 1989
Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas - 2013
Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas - 2015
Domaine Auguste Clape Renaissance Cornas - 2011
Domaine Auguste Clape Renaissance Cornas - 2016
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