For lovers of the Northern Rhone August Clape needs zero introduction. Even those less familiar with the slopes along the river where Syrah reigns supreme have often heard the name. Clape is that important.He almost single-handedly brought his home village of Cornas out of the old, négociant-centered model and into the estate-focused 21st Century. A former mayor of Cornas he is now synonymous with the best of what this village has to offer.After nearly fifty years of winemaking, August is still going strong, though his son and grandson are doing much of the heavy lifting.
What importer Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...
Blend: 80% Marsanne, 20% RoussanneVineyard: 1 ha, 40 years averageSoil: Clay, GraniteAging: Wine is fermented and aged two-thirds foudres, one-third concrete tankWine completes its malolactic fermentationAged 11 months before bottlingFined, but not filtered
Marsanne , Roussanne
Earthy , Minerally , Rich