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DOMAINE CLAPE

LVT 2017 r 2017 wh STGT domaine - the reference point. Prime vineyards, unhurried winemaking. The wines show the depth and energy of Cornas' granite base, their lithe fruit and sinewed tannins blending only after some years. The best vintages can live for 30 years or more: the 2015 will run into the 2050s, for example. There is a mainly old vine 80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne St-Péray, 67% vat, 33% oak barrel handling, very consistent and can be drunk over six to eight years. There is a good Côtes du Rhône red [the white discontinued after 2007] that, like the Vin de France Le Vin des Amis red, has character and longevity. Since around 2012, the soils have been worked more than before under Olivier Clape.

Pierre-Marie & Olivier Clape 146 Route Nationale 86 07130 Cornas

Tel: +33(0)475 40 33 64

Countries exported to:1) USA 2) Switzerland 3) GB

Percentage Exported: 75%

British Importers: Yapp Brothers, The Old Brewery Mere BA12 6DY +441747 860423 www.yapp.co.uk

USA Importers: Kermit Lynch Berkeley CA