Alain Voge, who sadly passed away in September 2020, was one of the leading winemakers of Cornas and Saint-Peray in the Rhone. A large part of these appellation’s international fame can be attributed to Voge’s input who first started working in his father’s vineyards in 1958. Voge expanded these holdings over the years but maintained a boutique feel to estate as well as his dedication to quality in every step of the winemaking process. In addition to being one of the very first in the Northern Rhone to start estate-bottling, Alain pioneered barrel fermentation of still white wines in Saint-Peray. The domaine began converting to organic, and subsequently biodynamic, viticulture in the early 2000s. After a manual harvest, the majority of grapes are de-stemmed before fermentation which happens with natural yeast in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The red wines are matured in barrels (only a small percentage of which are new oak), allowing fruit characteristics to shine through in the wine.

Today, the estate tends to around 13 hectares of vineyards in Cornas, Saint-Peray and Saint-Joseph and is managed by Lionel Fraisse who joined Voge in 2012. The domaine produces a range of Syrah based wines, the flagship of which being Cornas Vielles Vignes that is produced from vines with an average age of 60 years; rich and concentrated, it has great ageing potential. The range of white wines produced at Domaine Alain Voge, which includes a classical method sparkling, are based on the Marsanne grape variety and come from the Saint-Peray appellation.

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