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
In the Languedoc, after a mild winter and a cool spring, temperatures rose, reaching a peak throughout the region at the end of June; this was followed by a hot summer. Fortunately, Aussières escaped the drought and the heatwave thanks to its ally the wind; in particular from the south-east: the “Marin” which brings just the right amount of moisture for the vines’ growth. Finally, some rain at the beginning of September enabled the grapes to reach the desired levels of ripeness.
The Carignan, Mourvèdre and Grenache benefited the most from these conditions and in this vintage reveal superb freshness and aromatic intensity.
Varietals
Merlot : 100%

Tasting notes
The nose presents voluptuous notes such as prunes and black cherries.
On aeration, aromas of fruit-based liqueur emerge with a hint of redcurrant acidity.
The first signs of ageing are apparent with some notes of propolis, bay and balsamic oil.
The palate has a tea and fresh hay profile, accompanied by menthol and aniseed notes. A secondary, spicier palate emerges, enriched with notes of paprika and grey pepper in a very harmonious finish.