Lafite Blason d'Aussieres Corbieres 2014 is fragrant,light-bodied and fleshy. It develops aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry,coupled with cherry.This wine will match perfectly with Beef,Pork or Lamb.
Lafite Blason d'Aussieres Corbieres is a wine from Languedoc-Roussillon,region of France
,Languedoc-Roussillon region covers an area of 42,800 hectares, producing more than 1.8 million hectoliters in the extreme south of France. This is the first wine producing region of France in volume.
The first to establish vineyards in the area were the Greeks, in the fifth century BC. This then was the Romans who cultivated and vines enjoyed great expansion until the modern period (seventeenth century). In 1863, phylloxera ravaged French vineyards. Once a cure was found, the area under vine cultivation in the region increased sharply to become in the twentieth century, the largest vineyard in France.
Languedoc-Roussillon is located in a Mediterranean climate zone characterized by mild winters and hot, dry summers and low rainfall. The Tramontana wind dry vines and prevents diseases. It has a wide variety of soils (shale, sandstone, limestone boulders, sandy clay soils) which explains the richness of this region, and the diversity of the AOC proposed. During a long time, wines of Languedoc-Roussillon were seen as poor quality wines, producing only bulk wine. Now, the improved quality of the production and its sweet prices make Languedoc-Roussillon the first wine export region of France, celebrated for its refreshing pink wines and its fruity red wines. A large production of sparkling wines (Blanquette de Limoux) and of natural sweet wines (Muscat de Rivesaltes, Muscat de Lunel, Muscat de Frontigan, Maury,...) continues to impress the wine lovers.
While the first known reference to Lafite dates to 1234 with a certain Gombaud de Lafite, abbot of the Vertheuil Monastery north of Pauillac, Lafite’s mention as a medieval fief dates to the 14th century. The name Lafite comes from the Gascon language term “la hite”, which means “hillock”. There were probably already vineyards on the property at the time when the Ségur family organised the vineyard in the 17th century, and Lafite began to earn its reputation as a great winemaking estate. Jacques de Ségur was credited with the planting of the Lafite vineyard in the 1670s and in the early 1680s. In 1695, Jacques de Ségur’s heir, Alexandre, married the heiress of Château Latour, who gave birth to Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur. The wine histories of the fiefs of Lafite and Latour were thus joined at the outset.
Blason d’Aussières is characterised by ripe fruit, fresh flavours, and a supple, full-bodied structure which is an excellent representation of the property’s terroir. Its aromas evoke the richness of the garrigues and the flavours are often spicy. 20% of the wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months.