Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Jewellery and Fine Wine

Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

A Private Single-owner Collection of Fine Wines

Sold for

ZAR 12 898
Lot 11
  • Auguste Clape; Cornas; 2009; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 11 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 12 898

About this Item

2009 Cornas
3 (1 x 3) 750ml

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 make 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.

Provenance

Private Client

Repackaged by Strauss & Co

Critics Ratings

‘Almost as good, yet in a completely different style, the 2009 Cornas is about as sexy and voluptuous as Cornas gets! Loaded with kirsch, licorice, dried flowers and smoked meat-like aromas and flavors, this awesome 2009 has thrilling concentration, full-bodied richness and knockout length. It has the fruit to impress today, but needs 3-4 years of bottle age and will have over two decades of longevity. Drink 2017-2037.’ – Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, 97/100 (Aug 2014)

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