Delas Frères Cornas Chante-Perdrix

Rhône, France

Vintage:2019 (Past)

2020 (Current)

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Delas Frères Cornas Chante-Perdrix 2019
  • WS 93
  • WA 93
  • VFTC 93
  • D 92
  • JD 91


Jeb Dunnuck

91 Points

August 11, 2022, Jeb Dunnuck

“Ripe red and black fruits, smoked meat, bacon fat, and assorted spicy notes all emerge from the 2019 Cornas Chante Perdrix, a ripe, medium-bodied, accessible Cornas offering ripe tannins, nicely integrated acidity, and the sunny, ripe style of the vintage. It's drinking nicely today but should easily evolve for 10-12 years, and probably keep for longer as well.”

View From the Cellar

93 Points

August 2022, John Gilman

“The 2019 Cornas “Chante Perdrix” from Maison Delas Frères is a big wine in the style of the vintage, tipping the scales at a full fifteen percent octane in this drought year. However, there is nothing overripe to be found in its beautiful bouquet of raspberries, smoked meats, pepper, stony soil tones, bonfire, just a touch of chocolate and a lovely topnote of black olive. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and complex, with a rock solid core of fruit, excellent mineral drive and grip, firm, chewy tannins and a long, impressively well-balanced finish that shows only a whisper of backend heat. This is an excellent wine that will age very well indeed. I am amazed how well it carries its alcohol content this year!”

The Wine Advocate

93 Points

January 20, 2022, Joe Czerwinski

“The full-bodied 2019 Cornas Chante Perdrix is atypically powerful and intense, yet it still retains the cuvée's essentially approachable character. Supple and fleshy, loaded with red plum, cassis and blackberry fruit, it finishes long, with hints of thyme. Drink it over the next 15 years. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.”

Wine Spectator

93 Points

October 31, 2021, James Molesworth

“A core of juicy red currant and bitter plum pâte de fruit flavors is brought into nice focus by a racy, chalk-edged structure and an iron spine, while subtle savory and dark olive accents dart in the background. Best from 2022 through 2034.”


92 Points

October 5, 2020, Matt Walls

“Intense on the nose, a touch of char and cola. Very full-bodied, but there is some inner freshness and acidity. Tannins are plentiful, very ripe. It's very bold and modern, very ripe. Good for the vintage.”


The vineyard lies entirely on the commune of Cornas located on the right Rhône river bank. The Cornas wines have been invariably famous since the 10th century. They were served to kings, both in France and elsewhere. AOC status and improved quality have enabled the vineyard to regain its reputation.


All the grapes used in the "Chante Perdrix" cuvée are picked by hand, plot by plot, at the time they reach their optimal maturity. The winemaking takes place in traditional, opentopped concrete tanks, after 3 days pre-fermentary skin contact at cool temperatures. The fermentation continues under computer controlled temperatures between 82°F to 86°F. Daily cap pushing down and pumping over are carried out for about 10 days. The total vatting time can be up to 20 days.

Tasting Notes

The color is an intense garnet red. In its youth, this wine has strong blackcurrant aromas. With time, the fruit aromas gradually fade, giving the way to hints of pepper and liquorice. The palate is structured and has the strongly-defined flavors that are typical from this “terroir.”

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with mixed grills such as wild mushrooms and spicy stews made with game. This wine needs at least three years of cellaring before it can open up its complexity. If kept for longer, the wine should be decanted before serving.

Technical Information

Varietals: 100% Syrah