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Domaine de l’Aurage Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

2007 marked the debut vintage for Domaine de l’Aurage. Domaine de l’Aurage is the third Bordeaux wine owned by the Mitjavile family. The other chateaux are: Tertre Roteboeuf in St. Emilion and Roc des Cambes in the Cotes de Bourg appellation.

l’Aurage is a Merlot based, Bordeaux wine that is owned and managed by the capable, Mr.LouisMitjavile and Caroline Mitjavile.  Domaine de l’Aurage was previously bottled under the name Chateau Cadet, before it was purchased by the Mitjavile familiy.

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The 18 hectare, Cotes de Castillon vineyard of Domaine de l’Aurage is fortunate.The terroir is the perfect combination of good limestone and clay terroir soils coupled with talented Bordeaux wine makers. The vineyard is planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. On average the vines are 25 years of age. However, it is the goal of LouisMitjavile to slowly but surely continue removing the Cabernet Franc vines and replacing those vines with Merlot in their Right Bank Bordeaux vineyards. It is also the plan for Domaine de l’Aurage to have their entire vineyard eventually planted to 100% Merlot vines. The wine is vinified in traditional concrete vats and is on average aged in 80% new French oak barrels. However, that is not always the case. For example, in 2010, the wine was aged in 100%, new, French oak barrels. On average the production is close to 7,500 cases of wine per vintage.

Fortunately for consumers, the wine remains available at a reasonable selling price. Domaine de l’Aurage is a young Bordeaux wine property from the Cotes de Castillon appellation to watch.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2012 Domaine de L'Aurage

    1. Fresh licorice and vanilla-coated berries with powerful tannins, good density and a long wild berry finish. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  2. 2011 Domaine de L'Aurage

    1. With fennel and cherry notes in the nose, this medium bodied, wine is a light, forward and ends with a fresh, red plum finish.

      87 points - Tasted
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    2. From 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. However the goal is to slowly replace the remaining Cabernet Franc with Merlot, so that at some point in the future, the wine is 100% Merlot. The wine reached 13.5% alcohol and will be aged in 100% new oak. With jammy kirsch, herb, coffee bean and earthy notes, this medium-bodied wine ends with soft, almost overripe cherry. 88-89 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  3. 2010 Domaine de L'Aurage

    1. Sweet, fresh cherries, black raspberries, licorice, vanilla bean and spice provides good freshness, sweet berries and ample grip in the finish.

      89 points - Tasted
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    2. l’Aurage From 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 80% new oak. Licorice and cherry griotte, medium body and a fresh, dark cherry finish. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  4. 2009 Domaine de L'Aurage

    1. Blueberry, coffee, licorice, plum and black cherry aromas open to a round, soft textured, sweet, black cherry filled wine that is already showing great.

      90 points - Tasted
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  5. 2008 Domaine de L'Aurage

    1. 08 Domaine de L’Aurage (Cotes de Castillon), from the owners of Tertre Rotebeouf, shows a lot of cassis, kirsch, fennel, and coffee notes. The sophomore vintage for this juicy, ripe, up front wine that ends with a soft, round, red plum finish. 88-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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