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Chateau d'Aussieres, Languedoc

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GRAPE VARIETIES : Syrah 60%, Grenache 10%, Mourvèdre 30%

Climate: The winter and spring of 2008 were very dry but fortunately, at the end of May, there was plenty of rain. Then, despite the severe overall dryness, the vegetative cycle was able to continue very favourably due to a
few strategic showers. The Tramontana and the sea breeze followed one another at the end of the summer, with regular sunshine and slightly below average temperatures.
Harvest: They took place in excellent conditions from 15 September to 10 October.

Vinification: Traditional Bordeaux method or carbonic maceration
Fermentations: In stainless steel or concrete vats
Maceration time: 12 /20 days
Ageing: 40% in barrels and 60% in vats
Bottling: Spring 2010
Alcoholic degree: 14 % vol.

Colour: Very dark garnet red, with hints of violet.
Nose: Excellent aromatic intensity dominated by red fruit and spices. Woody notes are subtle but definitely present.
In the mouth: The light attack confirms the wine's youth. The wine quickly becomes full-bodied, developing on the palate with notes of dark fruit and spices. The immense richness of the Mourvèdre combines with the balance of the Syrah and Grenache to define a very elegant tannic structure. Mellow notes from the maturing process mingle harmoniously in the long, persistent finish.

Vintage: 2008/11
Colour: Red
Variety: Red Blend
Origin: South West France and the Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Style: Smooth, Medium Bodied Red Wines
When to Drink: Wines to Drink Whenever
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bin Number: 1625

This wine has pedigree! Owned by the Rothschild family (of Lafite fame) since 1999, the families influence on this traditional property has brough it back to its former glory producing a red which has depth and complexity.

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