Aussières is recognised as one of the spearheads of the Languedoc’s renaissance.
When Eric de Rothschild visited Aussières in 1999 he was immediately charmed by this place of untamed beauty, with remarkable soul and history. The 170 hectares at the centre of the estate have been used to grow grapes for the better part of the last 2000 years. Over the past 20 years, tremendous work and investment have been undertaken in both the vineyard and the winery.
This is a blend of 30% Syrah, 25% Marselan, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Others. Yields are voluntarily kept very low in order to preserve the vines and ensure the production of high quality grapes. They are are pressed and fermented at low temperature in stainless steel tanks to preserve their aromatic potential. The wine is aged in tanks in order to retain the purity of the fruit.
The nose reveals appealing notes of red fruit enhanced by hints of liquorice and a touch of spiciness from the Syrah. On the palate, the wine is straightforward and pleasing, asserting its Mediterranean origins.
It will pair beautifully with all types of dishes.