Val de L'Ours

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
Syrah : 36%
Merlot : 18%
Cabernet sauvignon : 14%
Cabernet franc : 12%
Mourvèdre : 6%
Marselan : 5%
Grenache noir : 5%
Alicante-henri-bouschet : 4%

Tasting notes
This vintage has a beautiful intense colour with glints of plum and offers an excellent representation of the red Val de l'Ours character.
The nose has a rich aromatic profile, with pronounced Mediterranean aromas typical of our terroir: sweet spices, liquorice, stewed garrigue fruit such as figs, redcurrants, strawberry tree and a hint of almond.
On the palate, the wine is very harmonious, revealing a pleasant balance.
Soft, elegant tannins coat flavours of Mediterranean cuisine such as piquillo peppers stuffed with tapenade, accompanied by notes of smoked tea and cigar.
With a multi-faceted character, Val de l'Ours Red is a very flexible wine that can be consumed on almost any occasion and be paired with a wide variety of foods.