Chateau Auzias Cabardes, 2017
This AOP wine of beautiful ruby-red colour exhibits an intense nose of ripe black fruits (black cherry, blackcurrant), plums, and spice. Powerful but rounded in the mouth, the soft tannic palate pairs perfectly with poultry, game, pâté, soft cheese, and blue cheese.
Gold Medal: Gillbert & Gaillard, Concours International 2015
Chateau Auzias are producing some of the finest wines in the Carcassonne area of the Languedoc, with a history dating as far back as the 12th century. Cultivated in argilo-calcaire (clay-limestone) soil, the wines take on a unique regional characteristic and benefit from the lutte raisonée method – a blend of organic and conventional farming. One of the top châteaux in Cabardès, Domaine Auzias is nestled at the foot of the imposing Montagne Noire.
Today, Nathalie and Dominique Auzias, surrounded by their four children, keep the traditions of the domain alive and continue to improve the wines by restructuring the vineyard and redeveloping the cellars.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||13.5%|
|Vegetarian & Vegan||Vegetarian suitable, Vegan suitable|
|Style||Red - Medium-bodied|
|Grape Type(s)||Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Grenache|
Stretching over a substantial area of land from the Massif Central to the eastern edges of the Pyrenees, the Languedoc Roussillon wine region is an amalgamation of different types of terrain, altitude, and terroir producing a wide range of quality wines since Roman times. The soils and climate of the area combine to make an ideal environment for vine growing, which is why the Languedoc Roussillon wine region accounts for about 40% of France’s total wine production. Because of this, there are many hidden gems to be found in this region from Vin de Pays producers as well as the more renowned AOC chateaux.