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Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 2018
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Rhone
  • Rhone Valley North
  • Cornas
  • Syrah
  • Red
  • FF2866
  • FF2868
Lot 408

2018 Domaine Auguste Clape Renaissance Cornas - 3 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$300 - CAD$360

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This lot is comprised of 3 bottle(s) of 2018 Domaine Auguste Clape Renaissance Cornas - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $300 - $360 with a reserve of $180. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11312.


Please note the following bottle conditions in this lot Burgundy In Neck on 2018 Domaine Auguste Clape Renaissance Cornas

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A Vancouver-based cellar who purchased all wines on release from trusted importers/agents. Wines were stored professionally from the time of purchase. Looking to pair down his cellar, Iron Gate is delighted to bring these wines to auction.
The wine in this lot has a score of 93 from Robert Parker and the following tasting note -The 2018 Cornas Renaissance shows less of the vintage's sunbaked character than you might expect, boasting floral notes and fresh red plum fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, silky in feel and even a touch crisp on the long finish. It should be reasonably long lived, drinking well through at least 2035. I met Olivier Clape in the new grape reception area across the road from the family's cellars, where a small amount of Saint-Péray was being processed. They now have a whole hectare in that appellation, a blend of 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne. Harvest had just started here on September 15, so there wasn't yet much else new in the winery. We went back across the road into the cellars for tasting among the old foudres. The 2020 wines surprised me for their concentration and balance. "It was a very early start to the vintage, one of the earliest," said Olivier. With yields down 20% and hot daytime temperatures in July and August, harvest began on August 24, even earlier than in 2003. According to Clape, who worked harvests with Bruce Neyers in California (2006) and Hätsch Kalberer at Fromm in New Zealand (2009), the balance is due to the cool nights, which meant the grapes retained more acidity than in other hot years. After tasting the 2019s and 2018s, we leapt back in time to try the 2011, which Olivier described as "a vintage everyone forgot. A big crop, but good acidity. Very fine." The bottle we tried was certainly drinking well, as was the even more impressive 2001—20 years after the vintage. This family estate continues to produce one of the benchmark wines of the appellation. Prices have risen, but the quality is in the bottle, and the Vin de France Le Vin des Amis and Côtes du Rhône offerings provide less expensive alternatives that give consumers delicious introductions to Northern Rhône Syrah.