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Date Printed: 6/2/2015
Chateau d'Aussieres Blason d'Aussieres Corbieres 2008
Chateau d'Aussieres Blason d'Aussieres Corbieres 2008
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Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 6/2/2015: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Beautiful dark red color with hints of violet. The nose is already very intense, with dark fruit (blackberries) and garrigue combining with toasted notes. From the attack, notes of red fruit and the elegance of the tannins are immediately apparent. The palate then develops, with lots of roundness, to more complex notes of spices and garrigue.
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About Chateau d'Aussieres:

Château d'Aussières is located near Narbonne, in the Corbières in the microclimate of Fontfroide and Boutenac. Château 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 and terroir and by the force of its history, the Château d'Aussières is, a wild and natural property of intense and powerful beauty.

Acquired in 1999 by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), the 550 hectare estate has undergone a vast rehabilitation programme. 167 hectares of vines have been replanted with carefully selected traditional Languedoc grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan, complemented by Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay. The estate buildings were restored at the same time and a new winery installed in the old cellars, in the heart of the vineyard. State-of-the-art equipment and technology are seamlessly married to time-tested methods in the production of the wine.