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DOMAINE DE L'AURAGE 2018


 

WINE TASTING NOTES



ABOUT THE WINE

Appellation | Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux AOP

Grape |  85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

Ageing | The wine is vinified in traditional concrete vats and is on average aged in 80% new French oak barrels. However, that is not always the case. For example, in 2010, the wine was aged in 100%, new, French oak barrels

Tasting Notes | Earthy black cherries, kirsch, wild herbs and spice come through easily in the nose and mouth. All of this is wrapped up in a fresh, round, silky bow of red, juicy fruits, liquorice and earth in the finish

Pairing | Red meats, game and most cheeses

Drinking | 2020-2035

Critic Notes / Awards | 92: 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


Ribeye Beef with Bordelaise Sauce & Asparagus