Domaine De L’Aurage
For fans of voluptuous but elegant Bordeaux, the name ‘Mitjavile’ has a special kind of aura. Since the seventies, Francois Mitjavile has built a fanatic fanbase for his garagiste-quantity wines from his Right Bank estates Chateau Tertre Roteboeuf, Roc de Cambes and Domaine de Cambes.
And having been raised at the Grand Cru Tertre Roteboeuf, it is no surprise that Francois’ son Louis wanted to make a name for himself as well. This is why in 2007, after an extensive career as a winemaker at other estates, he acquired the small Domaine de l’Aurage in Cotes de Castillon.
The vineyard is made in one block, on the heights of Saint Genes de Castillon, on the border of the Saint Emilion appellation. The soi lis Clay-Limestone. It is a late terroir where ripening is slow and regular, thus promoting a long vegetative cycle ideal for merlot. In Addition, this situation is highly favorable in dry years ( coolness reserve) but also in rainy years because the soi lis extremely well drained naturally. Thus the wines produced are rich dense and deep with dense and soft tannins.