Clape Saint-Péray 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Rhône
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‘Starts soft and gentle, then the sparkling, bright acidity spreads over the palate. Great purity, balance and roundness; very satisfying. A mix of 60-year-old and seven-year-old vines, vinified in oak. 2022 - 2030.’ – Matt Walls, Decanter, 94/100

‘So much candied-citrus character on the nose and on the rich, creamy palate. Surprising freshness lifts the full body and gives the nutty finish considerable length and mineral energy. From one hectare, planted with 80% marsanne and 20% roussanne. Drink or hold.’ – James Suckling,, 94/100

‘The 2020 Saint-Péray is well worth seeking out, not only in this vintage, but in every vintage I’ve tried. It offers a classic Saint-Péray sense of minerality and salinity as well as medium to full-bodied richness, some citrus and quince fruit, outstanding balance, and a great finish.’ – Jeb Dunnuck, 91-93/100

More Information
Condition New
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating DEC 94
Producer information The late Auguste Clape first went to Cornas in 1949 to marry his wife Henriette whose family owned 5 hectares of vines in the appellation. For many years, most growers in Cornas sold their fruit to négociants but Auguste became a local legend when he became the first to make wine from his own grapes instead of selling them. This decision set the tone for the future of Cornas. Today, his son Pierre-Marie and grandson Olivier Clape run the estate. Although they only farm 8 hectares, the tightly stacked and terraced vineyards present a huge challenge. The sharp precipices makes the use of any machinery impossible and, as a result, all the work must be done by hand. Clape’s powerful and authentic Syrahs, produced from the region’s best granite soils, have become world renowned and are among the most celebrated wines of France. They only produce two cuvées – the Cornas, from 40 to 90-year-old vines, and the Cornas Renaissance which is produced from their younger vines.
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