||60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah
||2011 began with a rather cold winter with significantly low rainfall and varying amounts of sunshine. In the spring, unlike other wine producing areas in France, the Languedoc had regular rain. Temperatures on the mild side accelerated the growth cycle, resulting in an advance of nearly 15 days by the start of the summer. This advance was lost in June and July because of the colder weather. Rain during the summer maintained sufficient water reserves for the grapes to ripen without any problems. The harvest period was accompanied by exceptionally warm autumn weather.
||Price Domaine Barons de Rothschild Aussieres Red 2011 € 18.30