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  • Vitisphere : Domaines Auriol support wine growers as they switch to organic

    Vitisphere

    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

  • WEINWIRTSCHAFT magazine

    So great to be in WEINWIRTSCHAFT magazine. Article about our Languedoc region and a short interview of Claude Vialade.

    Read the full article in german here >>

    WEINWIRTSCHAFT magazine

  • 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

     

  • Languedoc rosés in 2018 Tasting Notes from Jancis Robinson

    Tamlyn Currin from Jancis Robinson team published a great article about 400 samples of Languedoc Rosé Wines tasted blind. You will read here 3 tasting notes about our rosé wines :

    Les Domaines Auriol Claude Vialade, Maison Vialade Rosé Syrah 2017 IGP Pays d'Oc. 15/20
    Very pale coral pink. Light raspberry and lemon nose. Medium but fine acidity. Crisp redberried fruit with lemon framework. Simple and short but fresh. Turns slightly sour on finish.

    Ch Ciceron Claude Vialade, L'Orangerie Rosé 2017 Corbières. Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault. 16,5/20
    Medium-pale coral pink. Lovely satsuma and raspberry nose going into a creamy, fruit-rounded palate with a brisk framework of lemon-sharp acidity. Every edge on this wine is snipped clean, in pleasurable contrast with the indulgent curves of the mid palate. Aperitif or table wine, this one will tick all the boxes.

    Les Domaines Auriol Claude Vialade, Héritage Rosé 2017 IGP Pays d'Oc. Certified organic. 16,5/20
    Very pale silvery pink. Heady rosé-petal perfume. Ripe cherry fruit, almost kirsch-like! Biting acidity, but there is enough sweetness of fruit to keep it in line. Long, tangy, coming down to a sharply bitter Seville-orange finish. Not what you’d expect from such a pale-looking wine.

  • Recommended Rosé Wine : Chateau Cicéron Corbières Languedoc 2017

    In the August edition of Decanter Magazine, a great article about French rosé beyond Provence – 92 wines tasted: Find perfect pinks for summer drinking with a wide selection of bottles from across France.

    "Our Château Cicéron Rosé Corbières 2017 is recommended with 86 pts and this tasting note : "Restrained nose of perfumed raspberry fruit. Palate has a soft texture, bright currant-style fruits and an attractive crisp acidity. Easy and charming."

  • My top 30: Languedoc whites by Rosemary George MW in Decanter Magazine

    Decanter
    August 2018

    Publish in Decanter Magazine August 2018 :

    "France’s far south is home to an abundance of traditional grape varieties, intriguing blends and alternative wine styles that will add a real point of difference to your summer white wine selection. With her new book on the region out now, Rosemary George MW picks 30 of the best to try"

    Les Domaines Auriol Claude Vialade, Le Jardin de Vignes Rares de Cicéron, L’Albariño, Aude 2017 89

    £16 Available via UK agent Myliko Wines

    A grape variety we’re likely to see more of in Languedoc. Nose is delicate with a perfumed palate, fresh acidity and lightly peachy notes. Nicely balanced, a good aperitif. Drink 2018-2019 Alc 13%

  • Wine and Spirits The Year's Best Buy Rosé Wines for summer : Chateau Cicéron Corbières

    Our Château Cicéron rosé 2017 is part of the selection of the 100 best rosés of the year in the latest issue of the magazine US Wine & Spirits.
     
    He scored 89 points. Delicious, Representative
    Well-made, pleasurable and true to its region or variety.

  • AOP, IGP oder Vin de France ? WEINWIRTSCHAFT EXTRA

    Claude Vialade, Les Domaines Auriol, sieht als Vorteile der Vins de France den überregionalen

    Verschnitt, als Nachteil den »industriellen Ansatz« vieler Anbieter

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  • Wine & Spirits Châtelaine Saint Auriol rosé 2016 : 90/100

    Pale and lavender scented, this has body and breadth to its berry flavors, as well as a crisp, crunchy acidity that keeps it refreshing. A blend based on cinsault, with syrah, grenache and mourvedre, this come from Claude Vialade's family estate, 106 acres stretching across the higher elevations of the Orbieu valley.
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  • Article Wine & Spirits : 2016 VALUE BRANDS OF THE YEAR

    Les Domaines Auriol  Currently converting more of their estates to organics

    Finding an affordable wine isn’t as big a challenge as you might think. Just ask our critics, who tasted upwards of 15,000 wines this year, recommending more than 1,000 priced eighteen dollars or less. When we considered all brands with two or more recommendations in that price range, the best performers stood out as our Value Brands of the Year.

    Claude Vialade ran the Corbières AOC syndicate until 1995, then parlayed her knowledge of the region into a negociant company. Today, that company puts out about 12 million bottles of wine from estates across the south of France. Red is where it’s at: The Terrasses du Domaine from the Plos des Vents (certified biodynamic) estate in Corbières ($16) feels sunny and southern; the 2014 Fitou Château Candide ($11) smells of garrigue, with succulent red fruit.
    Imported by Wines With Conviction, Dallas, TX