Château d’Aussieres is the Languedoc estate of Domaines Barons de Rothschild, formed in collaboration with Domaines Listel, and was founded in 1999. Its 167 hectares of vineyard were carefully replanted when taken over by its new owners, to include grape varieties typical of Languedoc. Two thirds of its vineyard are in the Corbières appellation which sees the grape varieties Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cargnan and Cinsault, whilst the other third can be found in the Vin de Pays and sees the varieties of Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
The combination of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache contributes to the wine’s elegant, tannic structure. Aged in 40% new oak barrels for 12-16 months, the end result is dense and rich with notes of warm oak.