Cornas Auguste Clape (no reserve) 2012 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Cornas Auguste Clape (no reserve) 2012

  • Spices
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color: Red
  • 13 %
  • Intensity
  • Full-bodied

One of the best Cornas wines; rich, deep and racy, with great tannic texture. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Cornas
  • Producer/Owner: Auguste Clape
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Cornas Auguste Clape serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Parmentier de boudin aux deux pommes, Rognons de veau grillés, Grives aux raisins.

Lot presentation
Cornas Auguste Clape

Cuvée presentation

Auguste Clape’s Cornas is one of the best productions of the appellation, possessing richness, depth, and wonderful ageing potential. Whole bunch fermentation and ageing in old foudres means it can preserve the sobriety of the terroir of Cornas.

Information about domain Auguste Clape

Domaine Auguste Clape was founded in the 19th century, though at that time the land was farmed as a polyculture. Auguste Clape, spouse of the owners’ daughter, came to the domain in 1949, and it was decided that the estate should commit to wine production. They had just four hectares of vines and established a wine market which encouraged them to carry out their first bottling in 1955. Little by little, the reputation of the domain and its wines grew, expanding beyond France. In 1988, Auguste Clape brought his son into the business. He had learnt from the finest southern French domains like Tempier (Bandol) and Vieux Télégraphe (Châteauneuf-du-Pape). Together they adopted sustainable growing methods and traditional, single-parcel vinification. In July 2018, Auguste Clape passed away, handing the torch over to his son Pierre and his grandson Olivier. Today, they cultivate just over 8 hectares of Syrah, Roussanne and Marsanne, using vines that have an average age of 40. Modest in its production, these cuvées are keenly sought by enthusiasts for their sophisticated and powerful profile, their complexity, and their superb balance.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Space in a wine storage facility
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: yes
  • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Cornas
  • Producer/Owner: Auguste Clape
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Color: Red
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Environment friendly
  • Size (in ha): 4
  • Volume: 24000 bottles
  • Intensity: Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma: Spices
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 100% Syrah
Cornas Auguste Clape
Cornas Auguste Clape

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Cornas Auguste Clape (no reserve) 2012

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format