This fresh white wine comes from the appellation of Aussières, and made with 100% Chardonnay grapes. The grapes are harvested before daylight to preserve their aromatic characteristics at low temperature. This low temperature follows through to maceration, then they are pressed and fermented (still at low temperature) in stainless steel tanks, then partly aged on lees.
The Château D’Aussières Blanc has a wonderful balanced roundness and freshness to it. It gives aromas of tropical fruits, citrus, peach, and apricot. And it has flavor notes of citrus, with mild oaky hints. This is a white wine that is very smooth and easy to drink.
Enjoy your Château D’Aussières Blanc with your starters; it’s great with cheeses like cheddar or Swiss. This light drink is brilliant with salads, lean fish like salmon, poultry, and tomato-based pastas.
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 your unopened bottle 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 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.