DOMAINE DE L'AURAGE 2016


 

WINE TASTING NOTES

 

ABOUT THE WINE

Appellation | Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux AOP

Grape |  85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

Ageing | Aged 18 months in 80% new barrels 

Tasting Notes | Such a well balanced wine, caramel, coffee, vanilla with dark cherries and black currants

Pairing | Pork and duck dishes, most red meats

Drinking | 2020-2035

Critic Notes / Awards | 92/100 Jeff Leve

 

 

ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU


2007 marked the debut vintage for Domaine de l’Aurage. Domaine de l’Aurage is the third Bordeaux vineyard owned by the Mitjavile family (the others being Chateau Tertre de Roteboeuf n St Émilion and Roc des Cambes in cote de castillion the appellation). Today, the vineyards are owned and managed by the capable, Louis Mitjavile and his sister, Caroline Mitjavile. Domaine de l’Aurage was previously bottled under the name Chateau Cadet, before it was purchased by the Mitjavile family, who changed the name to Domaine de l’Aurage

 

Current Owner: Louis Mitjavile and Caroline Mitjavile

Soils: The terroir is the perfect combination of good limestone and clay terroir soils just across the border from Saint Emilion

Farming: Plot by plot management with integrated draining system. Practiced some biodynamic methods. Eco-responsible viticulture certified HEV 3 (High Environmental Value) 

Vines: Average 25 years of age

 

 

MATCHING RECIPE


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