The Château D’Aussières Rouge Selection is made with 30% Shiraz, 25% Marselan, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Autres grapes. These grapes are picked at their optimal ripeness, and destemmed and vinified with traditional methods, and macerated for 10 to 12 days in stainless steel vats.
This blend gives off a beautiful deep ruby color, with subtle hues of indigo. On the nose, you get red fruits with subtle notes of liquorice and spice. It is straightforward on the palate, rounded, elegant, and smooth, with notes of prune, blackberry, vanilla, and oak.
The Château D’Aussières Rouge Selection is wonderful to pair with your cured meats, as well as hefty meals of beef and veal. It’s also great with tomato or pesto-based pastas, as well as poultry dishes with sauces.
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.