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Château d'Aussières

France Languedoc

The winery is located in Narbonne in the Corbières area in the French region of Languedoc. The history goes back over a thousand years. In 1065, the estate, including the vineyards already mentioned i...
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The winery is located in Narbonne in the Corbières area in the French region of Languedoc. The history goes back over a thousand years. In 1065, the estate, including the vineyards already mentioned in the contract of sale, came into the possession of the Mont Laures monastery, which in 1211 was annexed to the Cistercian monastery of Fontfroide. Until the French Revolution of 1789, it served as an agricultural business for the supply of the monastery. In the course of Napoleonic secularisation, the estate was auctioned off and came into the possession of Count Daru, later to become minister and administrator of the private estates of Emperor Napoleon (1769-1821). The estate reached its heyday in the 1930s with 270 hectares of vineyards. Around 120 people worked there and lived in a veritable village with craftsmen and its own school. From the 1950s onwards things went downhill.

Finally, in 1999, the estate, covering 550 hectares of land, was acquired by the "Domaines Barons de Rothschild", the company of the French branch of the Rothschild family. It has since been completely renovated. The buildings have been renovated and a brand new winery has been set up in the middle of the vineyards. A total of 158 hectares of vineyards have been planted with the traditional grape varieties of the Languedoc such as Syrah, Grenache Noir(Garnacha Tinta), Mourvèdre(Monastrell) and Carignan Noir(Mazuelo), as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. Besides Corbières wines, IGP wines Pays d'Oc are also produced.

Château d'Aussières Region: France Languedoc

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