Legendary Cornas from Domaine Clape

Victor Rabot | August 30, 2021

Over the coming months we will be receiving many wines from Europe that we have been holding to ship, until the tariff was lifted.

We are heading to the village of Cornas with the legendary Domaine Clape.

We just received three of his cuvees, led by four different vintages of Vin des Amis from 2010 to 2016.

Each parcel of Domaine Clape holdings are vinified separately, using whole cluster fermentation. The Domaine also has a policy of waiting for the latest possible date to harvest in order  to achieve the highest possible ripeness.

Vin des Amis: a blend of grapes from Cornas, as well as from vineyards located south of the village. Fermentation and aging takes place in cement tanks followed by a short time in Foudres before bottling. Don’t overlook this cuvee which is age worthy and will surprise many of you.

Cornas “Renaissance”: a more recent addition to Domaine Clape production, started in 1998 which is sourced from some “young vines” ageing from 20 to 30 years located on some of the best slopes. Wines are aged around 22 months in Foudres before bottling.

Cornas: His most well-known cuvee, sourced from his oldest and best Syrah parcels with vines ageing up to 100 years. Similar long ageing process as Renaissance, which adds depth and complexity to the wines.

Stocks are very limited and will not last long.