Domaine Auzias Montagne Noire IGP Carcassonne, 2016
The blend of Merlot, Grenache, and Cabernet grapes in this IGP wine give a rich purple colour - almost garnet – and a ripe red-fruit nose with notes of currants with floral nuances of violet. Exhibiting the best of the Languedoc region, this wine is powerful and rich yet retains delicacy and freshness. Silky and smooth, it pairs well with any poultry or grilled meat, and stands up well to spicy food or charcuterie.
Gold Medal: Gilbert & Gaillard Concours International 2016
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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%|
|Style||Red - Medium-bodied|
|Grape Type(s)||Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, 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.