Chateau Auney l'Hermitage Graves Rouge 2018
France / Red

Chateau Auney l'Hermitage Graves Rouge 2018

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Known as Chateau Le Chec until 2012, when its long-time owners changed the name to Auney l’Hermitage, the estate is run by Sylvie and Christien Auney. They produce two cuvées each of red and white wine, favoring Merlot and Semillon in their respective blends.

Auney l’Hermitage was gradually assembled through the reclamation of ten small domaines totaling 8.5 hectares. Many of these properties were actually clearings in the woods planted to grape vines by small farmers, dating back to the nineteenth century, and were abandoned or on the verge of being abandoned. Christien Auney has chosen to maintain the separation between each of his parcels, meaning that each plot of vines has its own distinct terroir. As of 2012 the Auneys have undertaken a conversion to certified organic practices.

From a four-hectare parcel of gravel, clay and sand, 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec.

Country
France
Sub-Region
Graves
Region
Bordeaux
Varieties
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Farming
Organic
Soil
Gravel, clay and sand
Winemaking
Aged for 15 months in a mix of new and used barrels and vessels.