The Château D’Aussières Corbières is made with 48% Shiraz, 37% Mourvèdre, 8% Grenache and 7% Carignan grapes that are selected with a careful and strict process. This red wine is from the appellation of Corbières, Languedoc, made in limited qualities, and 40% of it is aged in oak barrels for 12 to 16 months.
It’s rich and elegant, with aromas and flavors that truly reflect the terroir. On the nose, you get oak and roasted notes at the beginning, and evolves toward complex notes of cloves and liquorice. And on the palate, reserved and very refined, with notes of black fruit and spices, elegant tannins, and a finish that is long and lingering.
Pair the Château D’Aussières Corbières with your charcuterie; enjoy it with some dried fruits. It’s also great to pair with a rich beef or pork dish, or a tomato-based pasta.
One of the oldest and most beautiful of Narbonne’s wine-making areas, Domaine d’Aussière consists of three main areas spanning 112 hectares of vineyard: the hillsides around the Château, the Carruades plateau, and some hectares in Saint-Estèphe. The oldest plot of vines was planted in 1886, and is called, “La Gravière.” Domaine d’Aussière was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1999, and contains traditional grape varieties in Languedoc—Shiraz or Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Carignan, as well as Merlot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.