Chateau De L'Aumerade
2013 Cuvee Marie-Christine
France: Provence & Corsica
Looking to really impress Mom? After one sip of today’s Chateau De L’Aumerade 2013 Cuvee Marie-Christine she’ll swear she’s been transported to the south of France.
Today’s wine’s layers of fresh, ripened red fruit are laid overtop hints of Herbes de Provence, creating one spectacular vision of the terroir which sourced this wine.
Go ahead and give your Mom a trip to the French countryside (without having to spring for the airfare!) with today’s wine.
Pale salmon pink in the center of the glass, with flecks of beautiful copper around the edge.
Aromatic and fresh, with notes of a fresh spring fruit salad of ripened strawberry, raspberry, and a touch of pineapple, trailed by undertones of soft flower petals and Provencal herbs.
Very refreshing on the palate, with young wild strawberry and red currant laid overtop soft vanilla bean, ruby grapefruit zest, lime leaf, and a touch of lavender.
A soft, supple, elegant drinking wine, with fresh fruit and soft herbal undertones working seamlessly together throughout the finish.
A spinach salad with pear, gorgonzola, and walnuts.
What the Winery Says
A lovely pale pink in colour, with salmon highlights, this wine has a perfumed nose of strawberries and cream, nuanced by spicy notes. The palate is soft and dry. Ideal with chicken or grilled salmon.
- Louis Fabre
- Provence, France
- Fruit Variety
- Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah
About the Winery
If wine first made its appearance at the castle,1st century AD, it was not until the sixteenth century it received his true nobility, when it was discovered by King Henry IV. Captivated by the beauty of the place and the quality of the wines, the good king ordered his minister, the Duke of Sully, to introduce wines at the court of France and plant February 15, 1594, the first mulberry tree.
Castle, then fief Piegros and property of Lord and Lady Piegros, became one of the most beautiful in Provence. Fragmented later in the eighteenth century, it was taken over by the Aumerat family and renamed ‘Castle Aumérade ‘.
Wine that was served at the table of King Louis Philippe, triggered an excitement in the courtiers and the King. In gratitude, he offered a bronze bell that adorns today the castle tower. In 1932, Henri Fabre fell in love with Aumérade, and was the last descendant of Aumerat, all the papers certifying the origin of the property.
Today the castle Aumérade, with an area of 550 hectares, produces more than 2.5 million bottles exported worldwide. Henri Fabre junior, his sister Marie-Christine Fabre-Grimaldi and her husband Vincent Grimaldi, in the footsteps of their grandfather and father, continuing the tradition based on 400 years of passion.
Castle Aumérade is a unique wine, a symbol of family, a local and an ancestral know-how. Symbiosis of art and history, the wine is great as created with passion. A passion that spreads like life.