Domaine Auguste Clape "Renaissance" Cornas 2020 (Cornas, Northern Rhône, France) 750mL - [VM 95-96] [JD 93] [WA 91-94]

Domaine Auguste Clape "Renaissance" Cornas 2020
(Cornas, Northern Rhône, France) 750mL - [VM 95-96] [JD 93] [WA 91-94]

Regular price $153.00 Sale price $138.97 Save $14.03

VM95 JD93 WA91
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About the Winery:
In the world of wine, there are many good winegrowers. However, there are only a very select few who are truly great, and Auguste Clape will go down in history as one of the greats. A proud and uncompromising pioneer of fine winemaking in the Northern Rhône, his Syrahs from the cru of Cornas have earned their place among the most celebrated wines of France.  Domaine Clape is legendary in the Northern Rhône. This world-class estate was the first in Cornas to estate-bottle Syrah and sell it under their own name.

Domaine Clape’s eight hectares of stacked terrace vineyards, scattered across the Rhone Valley, grow on predominantly granitic soils, dedicated to Syrah-based wines vinified in a traditional style. 

About this Wine:
‘Renaissance’ is rich and full-bodied, yet approachable in its youth. The wine shows smoky notes of dark plums, overripe black cherries, wet stones, and herbs. Open in a few years-- it’s worth the wait!

Technical Information

Varietal: 100% Syrah
Vine Age: 4UP TO 30 yrs
Soil Type: Granite
Vineyard Area: 1.2 ha

Viticulture & Vinification:

• A blend of fruit from younger vines

• Aged 22 months in 6- to 12-HL foudres

• All wines are harvested by hand, sorted and are not de-stemmed

Ratings & Reviews

95-96 Points - Vinous Media:
"Dark violet. Offers dark berry preserves, fruitcake, smoky minerals, olive and pungent flower notes on the highly perfumed nose. Stains the palate with sappy black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors; black pepper and mineral accents add lift and back-end cut. Quite deep but energetic as well, finishing on a building tannic note and with impressive, dark fruit-dominated persistence." - Josh Raynolds (Dec 2022)

93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck: 
"I loved the 2020 Cornas Renaissance, a ripe, fleshy, supple, and already undeniably delicious Cornas. Darker berries, plums, garrigue, and peppery game notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied, with lots of fruit and texture. It should evolve nicely for 10-12 years or more, and there's no harm in opening bottles now either." (12/15/2022)

91-94 Points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate:
"I tasted two components that will make up the bulk of the 2020 Cornas Renaissance, both still in foudre. From Patou and 15- to 20-year-old vines, a medium to full-bodied sample featuring mentholated red plum notes, chewy tannins and mouthwatering acids (90 - 92). From Reynard and 30-year-old vines, a medium to full-bodied sample that showed more cassis fruit, silky tannins and great freshness (93 - 95). They should make a lovely Cornas for drinking over the next 10-15 years. - Joe Czerwinski (1/20/22)