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CHÂTEAU AUMÈDES
Aumedos
Aumèdes, which takes its name from the Occitan "aumets" or "aumedas”, meaning “elms”, is the oldest estate of the family. The Gallo-Roman remains discovered there attest of a farming activity going back for least two thousand years. The vineyard, planted on a south-facing hillside, covers 40 hectares of terraced plots between the garrigue scrubland and the village of Bizanet. On the hillside, springs gush from the fossiliferous black marls that formed the bottom of the sea during the Jurassic period, more than 170 million years ago. The carignan vines, deeply rooted in the limestone-clay soil, give round and powerful wines. The château, built on the rock, shelters a barrel cellar where the cuvée Emilien Raïssac is aged, a top-of-the-range wine made from the oldest vines of the estate.
De sable à l’orme d’or, à la champagne de même, chargée de trois coquilles de sable.
Domaine d'Aumèdos
Chemin de la Sauzine
11200 Bizanet
R é s e r v e
Château Aumèdes
Château Aumèdes Réserve is a red wine made from traditional Languedoc grape varieties. This blend with a very Mediterranean style is produced according to the specifications of the protected designation of origin Corbières. It offer both a rich aromatic expression and a complex structure.
Carignan grape - Château Aumèdes
Château Aumèdes - Réserve - Red corbieres wine
VINTAGE : 2015
CERTIFICATION : A.O.P. Corbières
A.B.V. : 13 % vol.
VOLUME : 75 cL
CLOSURE : wooden cork
GEOLOGY
Dark flaky marl and limestone from Lias.
VARIETIES
Carignan, Grenache Noir, Syrah.
WINEMAKING
Traditional wine-making method of the destemmed grapes, each variety being vatted separately. 15% of the Carignan noir has been aged in barrels during 12 months before the final blend.
SERVING TEMPERATURE
Between 15 °C and 18 °C.
TASTING
EYE : dark red and densely coloured.
NOSE : aromas of red berries, blackcurrant, blueberry and spices.
PALATE : lick of aniseed that lifts the palate,
 lingering savours of red fruits an liquorice.
WINE & FOOD PAIRING
Gardiane of bull, stuffed capon.
Château Aumèdes
Cuvée Emilien Raissac
The Cuvée Emilien Raïssac was made as a tribute to the eponymous ancestor who was the first winemaker of the family to create awarded quality wines from the Aumèdes vineyard.

The son of a tailor, Émilien Raïssac was the great-grandfather of Claire Barsalou. Town hall secretary in Bizanet under the Third Republic, he chose to dedicate the rest of his time to the vine and wine. He was the first winemaker in the family to obtain awards for his wines at the national agricultural competition in Paris by revealing the quality potential of the Aumèdes vineyard.

The Cuvée Emilien Raïssac is a high-end wine made from Carignan vines over 50 years old and aged in barrels in the stone cellar of the estate.
Emilien Raïssac
Émilien Raïssac (1866 - 1944)
Château Aumèdes - Cuvée Emilien Raïssac - Corbieres carbonic maceration - old carignan vines
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VINTAGE : 2016
CERTIFICATION : A.O.P. Corbières
A.B.V. : 14 % vol.
VOLUME : 75 cL
CLOSURE : wooden cork
GEOLOGY
Dark flaky marl and limestone from Lias.
VARIETIES
Carignan and Syrah.
WINEMAKING
Carbonic maceration is practiced on the Carignan noir while the Syrah follows a more classic vinification with destemming. The vatting lasts three weeks. After blending, the alcoholic fermentation ends in French oak barrels. Aging lasts twelve months.
SERVING TEMPERATURE
Between 15 °C and 18 °C.
TASTING
EYE: dark red.
NOSE: elegant, slightly vanilla, offers aromas of prune that give way to some scents of thyme and juniper.
MOUTH: jammy plum flavors with hints of vanilla and garrigue. Rather supple tannic structure.
WINE & FOOD PAIRING
Cassoulet, lamb shoulder with thyme.
AWARDS
Competition of the Independent French Winegrowers 2019
Vintage 2017
Silver medal 🥈
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
Vintage 2016
Silver medal 🥈 91/100 pts.
General Agricultural Competition of Paris 2018
Vintage 2016
Silver medal 🥈
contact@famillebarsalou.com

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© LES DOMAINES BARSALOU
14 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
11200 Bizanet
FRANCE
contact@famillebarsalou.com
🕿 +33 (0)4 68 45 11 19
© LES DOMAINES BARSALOU
14 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
11200 Bizanet FRANCE
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