Merlot

Domaine d'Aussières
Aussières was built on a fertile ecosystem where nature and people come together to learn from each other and create. Our village is very much a living place, where dialogue is the cardinal value. A dialogue of many kinds: between the elements, between the generations that have labored its grounds, between its villagers and craftsmen, and between the wine world’s different schools of thought.That is what moves us forward, ultimately creating wines that tell a story of place, respect and nuance.

The vintage
The relatively mild winter in 2020 led to an early bud break and increased the threat of fungal diseases. A warm, relatively wet summer, with a hot, dry late summer period, without scorching high temperatures, allowed the grapes to reach their optimal aromatic potential slowly, while maintaining a sufficient level of acidity.
As the growth cycle progressed, the vines lost some of their earliness and the grapes were harvested about ten days earlier than the previous vintage.
Varietals
Merlot : 100%

Tasting notes
Beautiful deep red colour with glints of violet.
On the nose, the characteristics of the Languedoc expression of Merlot are very noticeable. Scents of liquorice mingle with black fruit and ripe red berries, in the form of strawberry and blackberry jam, as well as notes of pomegranate and wild cherry. On the palate, the wine offers a pleasant complexity and quickly develops volume. Thanks to the fine, plump, mature tannins, there is a superb sensation of roundness. The relatively long finish offers an even broader aromatic palette with liquorice and sweet spices such as cloves. The richness and finesse of this vintage suggest an excellent potential to improve with age.