Pierre Clavel is a renowned winegrower. He created the Domaine there 30 years ago, and he is one the first winegrower in Languedoc to make beautiful wines and to think the terroir of Languedoc was amazing (Her father, Jean Clavel, created The Appelation Origine Contrôlée Coteaux du Languedoc). The Clavel name has been associated with vineyards in the Languedoc area for generations. Today, Domaine Clavel is run by Pierre, but in fact it was his father – the talented wine historian Jean Clavel – who was responsible for founding the AOC Coteaux de Languedoc appellation.
The famous Copa Santa! A Pierre Clavel wine… A bottled icon! Ever since the first vintage in 1992, this wine has never lost its recognition among aficionados. A high-end cuvée crafted in enough bottles to appease everyone. Up until 2016, Copa Santa was made with the grapes from La Méjanelle. As of 2017, the grapes have been coming from Montpeyroux.
This wine is rich, pure and layered with notes of black raspberries, crushed violets and damp herbs. This medium to full-bodied beauty has good concentration, fine tannin, and an overriding sense of purity and elegance. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years.
Food matches: Its unique personality goes well with bold tasting, generous dishes such as lamb roasted with wild herbs, duck breast carpaccio or octopus and chorizo will be great companions.