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Tasting notes: Intense ruby colour clean and vibrant. The fruit is typical of these wines from late terroirs; a mixture of red and black fruits which is like an explosion upon tasting. It has a very good tannin structure with a long lasting finish.
Specialized in Merlot, the Mitjavile family has established itself as a master on the right bank of the Bordeaux vineyard and today best embodies the noble peasant values of French viticulture. Since the mid-1980s, the Mitjaviles have revolutionized the image of the great Saint-Emilions. François Mitjavile already had a glorious past since he worked as a winemaker with Thierry Manoncourt of Chateau Figeac.
It was in 2007, after years of consulting on different properties around the world, that Caroline and Louis Mitjawile decided to acquire their property. After many unsuccessful visits, they fell in love with "Chateau Cadet", which they renamed L'Aurage in 2009. Their desire was to find a vineyard on the right bank, but without being in Saint Emilion, where the Mitjavile family is already established, with notably Chateau Tertre Roteboeuf, the property of François and Emilie Mitjavile, Louis' parents. L'Aurage, a Côtes de Castillon, hilly, wild, in the extension of the slopes of Saint Emilion, on the clay-limestone line, the estate consists of 22 hectares in one piece. The clay-limestone soils, regulate the hydrous contributions of the vine, avoid the stress of the plant, the vegetative cycle is longer, which makes it possible to obtain generally richer, dense and balanced wines.
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