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Chateau d’Aussieres – Corbieres

Code:  0569

Phonetic Pronunciation:  Sha – toe   Door – see- yares   Core-bee-yares

Region:  Corbieres

Country:  France

Grapes:  Syrah 40%,  Grenache 35%,  Mourvedre 5%,  Carignan 20%

ABV:  14%

Oak:  Yes – 40% 16 months






Wine Description:  Intense and velvety stunner bursting with spiced and stewed fruits of the forest with a vanilla backbone.

Food Match:  Rich red meat dishes.

Winery Information:  Aussieres has been producing wine since Roman times and the wines of this region of Narbonne were favoured by the Romans, becoming the wine of choice in Rome itself.

After centuries of decline, the vineyards of Aussieres were adopted by the Church, who presided over them for nearly 800 years. In the 18th Century Aussieres was acquired by the estate of Napoleon Bonaparte, but again eventually fell into decline after the wars. Finally, in 1999 Domaines Barons de Rothshild (Lafite) bought the estate and have since continued investing in the vines and the winery.

Bottle Closure:  Cork

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