LE VERSANT 2019
WINE TASTING NOTES
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux AOP
Grape | 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
Ageing | Aged for 18 months
Tasting Notes | Intense ruby colour clean and vibrant. The fruit is typical of these wines from late terroirs; a mixture of red and black fruits which is like an explosion upon tasting. It has a very good tannin structure with a long lasting finish.
Pairing | Beef or lamb recommended
Drinking | 2023-2028
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
Braised belly of lamb, aubergine, sumac & pickled shallot