Chateau Aigues-Vives red
AOP Corbières Boutenac
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Livraison à domicile en France (Chronopost) Estimated : 22 Mai 2022
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Estimated : 25 Mai 2022
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Château Aigues Vives was built in 1817, on the remains of ancient Roman baths (AGUA VIVA), whose water quality was highly appreciated for its therapeutic virtues. Hence the origin of the name "AIGUES VIVES". This presence of water tables in the basement is particularly sought after and beneficial to the cultivation of vines in this type of arid region, with 300 days of sunshine a year. This property was first cultivated with vines by a Roman Consul. Many other owners then worked this marvelous terroir. The vineyard is planted with traditional grape varieties of the region: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan. The average age of the vineyard is around 30 years.
Aromas of sweet spices, small red fruits in brandy
Deep, ample and elegant. Finish dominated by blackcurrant and blackberry notes, exquisite, with remarkable length
Appellation : AOP Corbières Boutenac
Cépage : carignan|syrah|grenache|mourvèdre
Custody and Service Tips
To be served at 18°C with a rack of lamb, game birds or aged cheeses
Ripe control is carried out through regular tasting of berries on the plot to determine the optimal harvest date. The grapes are harvested manually with a double sorting system, in the vineyard and in the cellar. The vinification is adapted to each grape variety: Carignan and Syrah are vinified in whole grapes according to the principle of carbonic maceration (duration 10 to 18 days). Carbonic maceration requires perfectly ripe grapes and their stalks. The Grenache and Mourvèdre are vinified by traditional maceration after destemming (duration 15 to 20 days). The wine is then put in barrels for a period of 12 months.