- Alain Voge
- St Péray
- 2021 - 2036
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, November 2020
Brilliant lemon-yellow colour. A complex nose of white flowers, almonds and cream with a touch of freshly baked bread. The complex layers of this wine highlight the quality of these 80 year old Marsanne vines. This stunning white has drive, energy and weight. A touch of viscosity on the finish gives yet more complexity. Great length and a wonderful wine.
Alain Voge is owed a lot of credit for putting Cornas and St Péray on the fine wine map, thanks to his tireless work from the 1980s up to the 2000s. In his later years he has stepped down from the day to day management, entrusting this firstly to the accomplished Albéric Mazoyer and now to Lionel Fraisse who joined the estate in 2012, and who assumes the full post this year following Albéric’s retirement. Together they have driven the estate to ever-greater heights, in 2016 overseeing the final stage of conversion to certified organic farming. The domaine is rightly proud of the work it has done to champion the pithy, phenolic character of Marsanne grown on St Péray’s limestone and granite soils, and their whites have length and savoury bite. The reds are equally well handled, and are benchmark Cornas – bright Syrah with depth, freshness and a hint of wild hedgerow fruit.
At the very southern tip of the wine producing areas in the Northern Rhone St Peray is something of an anomaly. It produces only white sparkling wines made in the traditional champagne method. Grapes are Marsanne and Roussanne. The best wines have great finesse thanks to a cool microclimate.