Gamme A Rouge

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
Grenache noir : 30%
Syrah : 29%
Cabernet franc : 12%
Marselan : 10%
Alicante-henri-bouschet : 10%
Cabernet sauvignon : 7%
Mourvèdre : 2%

Tasting notes
This 2020 vintage has an intense, dark colour with glints of purple.
On aeration, the nose opens up substantially offering a rich aromatic profile, with pronounced Mediterranean aromas typical of our terroir, with sweet spices, liquorice, stewed garrigue fruit (figs, redcurrants, strawberry tree, almonds).
The palate is very pleasant, characterized by balance and harmony. Soft, elegant tannins coat flavours of Mediterranean cuisine (piquillo peppers stuffed with tapenade, fig jam, etc.), accompanied by notes of smoked tea and cigar.
A wine with a multi-faceted character, Aussières Rouge can be consumed on almost any occasion and be paired with a very wide variety of foods.