A really good example of warm, ripe fruit from the south of France, showing good interaction of oak, lots of red fruit and chocolate character. No rusticity here. Generous and very appealing style. Dark cherry notes and a hint of floral character on the finish. Drink 2021 - 2035. Decanter: 95/100
When Eric de Rothschild visited Aussières in 1999 he was immediately charmed by this place of untamed beauty, with amazing soul and history.
The 170 hectares at the centre of the estate had been used to grow grapes for the better part of the last 2000 years.
Over the past 20 years, tremendous work and investments have been engaged in both the vineyard and the winery, and Aussières is now recognized as one of the spearheads of Languedoc's renewal.
The estate is nestled in the rugged hills just behind the Mediterranean coastline of Narbonne, in the South of France.
The grapes for Château d’Aussières are sourced from selected plots on the tops of the hills.
The soil is very shallow, consisting of sandstone with very little clay, and water is scarce. As a result, the yields are very low.
The blend consists mainly of Syrah and Mourvèdre, with small quantities of Grenache and Carignan.
The Mourvèdre vines have been producing grapes of outstanding quality for the past few years, as they reach maturity.
Green harvests are carried out and the grapes are strictly selected in order to obtain a wine that combines power and precision.