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2016 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Renaissance #157283683

750ml

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Reviews 92 points Wine Advocate "A blend of young-vine fruit from Reynard and Patou with old-vine fruit from Sabarotte, the 2016 Cornas Renaissance is impressive for its outstanding texture—tender, silky and almost delicate—allied to dark, earthy notes of black olives and blackberries. It's approachable young yet should drink well for a decade. (JC)"

Domaine Auguste Clape of Cornas

About Domaine Auguste Clape

Auguste Clape is a name synonymous with the rich and powerful wines of Cornas, a true legend among winemakers with some of the finest vineyard holdings in the entire village. Today, Auguste's son Pierre-Marie and grandson Olivier are continuing the legacy, carrying on the winemaking traditions that Robert Parker has deemed "the reference point for the appellation" (WA).

These traditional Cornas wines are crafted from old vines grown on steep, hand-tended vineyards, lending their deep, characteristic flavors to the wines. The grapes are picked at optimal ripeness, yielding a wine that can almost be mistaken for coming from Southern France.

Clape was a pioneer in Cornas, being the first to bottle his own wine in 1957. These Syrah masterpieces are known for their dark berry, black olive, dried herb, smoke, and violet flavors when young and develop deep complexity and velvety texture with age. These wines are a must-try for any wine enthusiast, and we highly recommend them.

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