Winemakers

Aymeric Izard
Olivier Trégoat

Technical Data

Acidity
3.25 g/L - pH: 3.50

Alcohol
13.5%

Sugar
< 1g/L

Suggested Retail Price

$12.99

DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD (LAFITE)

Domaine d’Aussières

AUSSIÈRES RED BLEND 2015

Background

Domaine d’Aussières has been since the Roman era, one of the great estates of the Languedoc. In the Middle Ages, it belonged to the celebrated Abbey of Fontfroide, its neighbor. With its exceptional location, terroir and by the force of its history, the Domaine d’Aussières is, a wild and natural property of intense and powerful beauty. Since 1999, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) have revitalized over 413 acres of vineyards on the 1,359 acre estate, as well as renovated the cellars of the Domaine. The 259 acres of AOC Corbières vineyard are planted to carefully-selected traditional Languedoc varietals: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Carignan. The vineyard is located near Narbonne, in the Corbières’ microclimate of Fontfroide and Boutenac.

Appellation

Pays d’Oc, France

Varietal Composition

50% Syrah, 30% Grenache Noir, 20% Mourvèdre

Vintage Notes

The weather provided ideal conditions for the vines throughout the growing season, from bud break, through flowering and ripening. Thanks to these consistently good conditions, all plots were able to reach optimal ripeness, offering excellent aromatic expression and perfect balance for all varieties.

Winemaking

The harvest took place from September 8th- October 12th. Vinification took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and maceration for 12-14 day.

Tasting Notes

Beautiful dark ruby color. On the nose, notes of red fruits and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, fine tannins, full-bodied with a structured attack brought by the Syrah, a subtle fruit (Grenache) and a long finish (Mourvèdre). Pleasant persistence with fresh fruits, mingled with toasted notes with a great finesse.