19/20 Le Lion des Corbières Terre de Vins Magazine
"Absolutely remarkable. This outstanding wine enthralled our panel. It offers up a bouquet showing staggering complexity. Notes of smokiness, juniper, black pepper and menthol add flavour and freshness to fruit where the exquisite combination of freshness and super ripeness is a triumph and where raspberry meets blackberry and mirabelle plum jelly and prune. “An exceptional wine displaying the typicity of Corbières” summed up a panel member, “soil and substance but also elegance, freshness and supple tannin presence”.
This wine is the first label crafted by Jordi Salvagnac, the son and successor to Claude Vialade at the helm of Domaines Auriol, as a tribute to his grandfather, Jean Vialade.
Food pairing: haunch of venison in a huntsman sauce"
Family Of Wine Meininger Magazine
Domaines Auriol : Organic Vision for Occitania
"Domaines Auriol is uniquely innovative and has a working vision for sustainable wine production foran entire region." Meininger
Taste Languedoc by Rosemary George - IGP Pays d'Oc Pink Wines
Renaissance de Ciceron, Syrah **** 6.70€
This comes from Claude Vialade, who I would consider to be one of the most dynamic and energetic women of the Languedoc. We first met when she was the export director of the large group of producers, Vignerons Val d’Orbieu. She now concentrates her activities on her own family estates and négociant business. This comes from her own estate in the Corbières. Pure Syrah. Machine picked. Traditional fermentation. Pretty pink. Firm dry nose with fresh fruit on the palate; a little weight and a satisfying lift on the finish. An appealingly elegant glass of wine.
Montmija *** 8.50€
This is another wine from Claude Vialade. Again a pure Syrah. Cool fermentation in stainless steel vats. Light pink in colour. Quite ripe raspberry fruit and on the palate quite vinous, with red fruit, both raspberry and strawberry. Quite textured with some weight. A food rosé.
Belle du Sud ** 6.20€
Bottled by La Belle Occitanie, Claude Vialade’s négociant company. 70% Syrah, 30% Grenache. Orange pink colour. Quite creamy on the nose, and on the palate rounded, with some raspberry fruit and some body.
US Wine Enthusiast - Le Jardin des Vignes rares de Ciceron Cabernet Franc 2016
"There's a slightly gamy, meaty character upfront on the nose of this wine, with bold, black fruit tones to add support.Touches of green pepper, tobacco and tea add interest, as well as a hint of fresh coffee grinds. Plush and velvety in feel, it shows good structure and tannins, with lush black-fruit tones that ground the palate and ride through to the medium-length finish."
Vitisphere : Domaines Auriol support wine growers as they switch to organic
About creating organic and biodynamic vocations, Domaines Auriol promotes the new ‘CAB’ label (conversion to organic farming), registered by SudVinbio, which identifies wines in the second and third year of conversion. Claude Vialade has developed a pitch for trade distributors: “By buying these wines, they are guaranteeing a contract and sourcing for years to come”. She also has a selling point for consumers: “By buying this wine, they help winegrowers convert to organic”.
Read the full article on : https://www.vitisphere.com/news-88245-Domaines-Auriol-support-wine-growers-as-they-switch-to-organic.htm
Southern France's best by Tamlyn Currin
For the last six years, Sud de France, the organisation that champions food, wine and tourism in Languedoc and Roussillon, has held a Top 100 wine competition to find the best wines of the two regions.
Tamlyn Currin, from Jancis Robinson Team, took part in the judging of 634 wines from 210 producers. The tasting was blind and chaired by Tim Atkin MW.
We got a very great tasting note (17/20) from Tamlyn for our wine Vignes Royales 2016 :
Les Domaines Auriol Claude Vialade, Vignes Royales 2016 St-Chinian 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache Noir, 30% Carignan Noir. 17/20
Pure cherry fruit with a little top note of lovage. Lots of feisty garrigue herbaceousness on the palate and the fruit is gleaming bright. Polished to a shine. So fresh. So delicious. So good. A wine for the table. 13% Drink 2018-2021