Aussières Rosé

IGP Pays d'Oc

Aussières Rosé is the harmonious marriage of the traditional grape varieties Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Franc. It is distinguished by its aromatic finesse and freshness, characteristic of the terroir of Aussières.

Aussières Rosé IGP Pays d'Oc

Vintages

  • Vintage 2019

    • Grenache noir 54%, Mourvèdre 33%, Cinsault 13%

    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.

    TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING)

    Beautiful grapefruit colour with glints of raspberry.
    Very appealing, expressive nose with generous notes of fruit and boiled sweets.
    The palate is rounded, full and generous, offering a fresh, spicy finish with notes of white pepper and liquorice

  • Vintage 2018

    • Grenache noir 50%, Mourvèdre 35%, Cinsault 15%

    In the Languedoc, the cold, wet winter, very wet spring, and substantial rain in June, brought the benefit of well-replenished groundwater reserves, and the inconvenience of rampant mildew that affected certain areas in the region. Thanks to a very hot summer punctuated by regular, short spells of rain, accompanied by generally dry air and favourable temperatures with a marked difference with day and night time temperatures, the vintage will be remembered for the very high quality of the harvest. This propitious weather enabled the grapes to be picked at optimum ripeness. 2018 presented all the characteristics of a fine vintage at Aussières and in the Languedoc generally.

    TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING)

    Pretty pale pink colour with glints of raspberry.
    Fresh nose with notes of white-fleshed fruit.
    The palate presents good acidity, with plenty of volume and a lovely long, elegant finish

  • Vintage 2017

    • Grenache noir 50%, Mourvèdre 35%, Cinsault 15%

    This unusually wet start to the season was followed by some major climate incidents: the Languedoc experienced two frosts of a severity that had not been seen in the region for more than 25 years, which destroyed hundreds of hectares of vines. Nearly a third of Aussières’ vines were affected and, for some of these, were completely destroyed. In the areas not affected by the frost, the vintage was of very good quality, balance between temperatures and rainfall was close to the very good 2015, with a fine vegetative expression starting from budbreak up to maturity and through the flowering season. Weather conditions were then exceptional during September until October allowing to reach a great level of maturity on all grape varieties with great aromatic expression
    and good balance on the parcels In the areas not affected by the frost, the vintage was of very good quality, balance between temperatures and rainfall was close to the very good 2015, with a fine vegetative expression starting from budbreak up to maturity and through the flowering season. Weather conditions were then exceptional during September until October allowing to reach a great level of maturity on all grape varieties with great aromatic expression and good balance on the parcels.

    TASTING NOTE (AT BOTTLING)

    Beautiful pink grapefruit colour with glints of redcurrant.
    Light, very fresh nose with subtle notes of red fruit.
    Tangy palate, with very good volume from the wine being matured on the lees.
    Very round finish, with good length and lots of finesse.