Château d'Aussières Rosé

“Such a wild natural place with great force and beauty and with land of exceptional potential”
When Eric de Rothschild visited Aussières in 1999 he was immediately charmed by this place of untamed beauty, with amazing soul and history. The 170 hectares at the centre of the estate had been used to grow grapes for the better part of the last 2000 years. Over the past 20 years, tremendous work and investments have been engaged in both the vineyard and the winery, and Aussières is now recognized as one of the spearheads of Languedoc's renewal.

The vintage
In 2020 a fairly mild winter led to and early budbreak and increased the threat of cryptogamic diseases. The summer was warm and relatively wet, with a warm and dry after season, without any heatwaves, which allowed the grapes to slowly reach their optimal aromatic potential whilst retaining sufficient acidity.
As we moved into the season the advance was reduced and the grapes were harvested ten days earlier than previous vintage.
The wine
At Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite, we have always been committed to bring out the purest expression of terroir. Over the years, as we deepened our understanding of the Corbières terroir at Aussières, we saw the opportunity to elaborate a premium rosé to bring to light the richness and diversity of this land.
This is how we started experimenting several years ago, with the strong belief that rosé can be taken seriously and sit at the table alongside the other chateau-level wines.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 74%
Syrah : 26%

Tasting notes
The robe is clear and brilliant, delicately pink apricot in colour with cherry hues.
Overt and complex on the nose with flowery notes (white flowers) combined with acacia honey and toasted brioche.
On the palate, the wine develops a rich aromatic palette of summer fruit (peach, melon, red and black currant) laced with aromas of sour candy.
Round and powerful, this wine presents a great balance with a generous mouthfeel layered with notes of toasted almonds and hazelnuts and a refreshing backbone.
The wine is full with great persistence and hints of butterscotch on the final.