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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Saint-Péray
80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne 40 years average Clay, Granite 1 ha
Vin des Amis Rouge
Syrah 40 years average Alluvial with galets
(rounded riverbed stones)
1 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
Syrah 30-60 years Clay, Granite, Alluvial 1 ha
Cornas
Syrah Up to 30 years Granite 1.2 ha
Cornas
Syrah 40-100 years Granite 4.3 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

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


Saint-Péray:

• Wine is fermented in cement tanks and at least one foudre

• Wine completes its malolactic fermentation

• Age 8 months in stainless steel

• Fined, but not filtered


Red Wines:

• Whole grape clusters are fermented with natural yeasts in open air cement tanks with punch-downs or pump-overs twice a day over 12 days

• Malolactic fermentation occurs in foudre


Vin de France Rouge “Le Vin des Amis”:

• Fermented and aged in cement tanks, then 2 month passage in foudres before bottling

• Vineyards are situated between the village of Cornas and the Rhône river


Côtes du Rhône Rouge:

• Made from two parcels: one in Syrah planted within Saint-Péray AOC, which is classified as Côtes du Rhône; the second is at the bottom of a slope just beneath the boundary of Cornas AOC, level with the village of Cornas

• In some years, a small amount (around 2%) of press wine from young-vine Cornas is added

• Fermented and aged in cement tanks with part of the wine passing briefly in foudres


Cornas “Renaissance”:

• A blend of fruit from younger vines

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


Cornas:

• A selection of the domaine’s oldest vines

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

General Information

Country
France
Region
Northern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Côtes du Rhône, St. Péray, Cornas
Producer
Pierre-Marie & Olivier Clape
Founded
250 + years old
Annual Production
2,500 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
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