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2018 Cornas “Renaissance”

Domaine Clape

Made from the domaine's younger vines, Renaissance showcases top terroirs across the Cornas appellation in a slightly more accessible way than Clape's flagship bottling. Given the same treatment—vinified naturally with whole clusters and aged in old foudres for nearly two years before being bottled unfiltered—it can be enjoyed in its youth, although it certainly has the structure to age for many years. Replete with inky black fruit, black olive, and gamey overtones, this Syrah is the real deal from one of the best in the game.

Anthony Lynch

$128.00
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Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Syrah
Appellation: Cornas
Country: France
Region: Northern Rhône
Producer: Domaine Clape
Winemaker: Pierre-Marie & Olivier Clape
Vineyard: 1.2 ha, up to 30 years old
Soil: Granite
Aging: Aged 22 months in 6- to 12-HL foudres
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Northern Rhône

map of Northern Rhône

On the wines of the northern Rhône, Kermit wrote in Adventures on the Wine Route, “The best combine a reminder of the sunny Mediterranean with the more self-conscious, intellectual appeal of the great Burgundies farther north, which is not a bad combination.” Like the wines of Provence, Burgundy, and Beaujolais, Kermit was introduced to this region by Richard Olney, an American ex-pat and friend of Alice Waters.

Though technically part of the same region as the southern Rhône and connected by the Rhône River, much differentiates the north from the south. The climate is continental and in general cooler than that Mediterranean climate of the south. The appellations are significantly smaller: Cornas has less than 300 acres planted to vine and Hermitage around 345. The area planted is minute when compared to Gigondas (3,000+ acres) and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (nearly 8,000 acres). Many of the great wines come from steep hillside vines—terraced during Roman times. It was clear to the Romans that great wine could be made here and DNA evidence now shows that Syrah is in fact indigenous to the Rhône.

The terroir is predominantly granite and lastly, blends of the wines are mostly single grape varieties. Only four grape varieties are permitted in AOC blends: Syrah, Viogner, Marsanne, and Roussanne (as compared to the 19 permitted varieties allowed in Châteauneuf). The red wines are nearly all Syrah and Condrieu and Château Grillet must be 100% Viogner. The whites of Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Saint Péray, and Crozes-Hermitages may only be blends of Marsanne and Roussanne.

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Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312

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