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Aubin grapes

by | Sep 29, 2016

Aubun is a black-graze wine grape array from the south of France. It is used in plentiful regions, mainly as an integrating ingredient.


Aubun is sown in the southern Rhone, where it is most abundant, and all through the Mediterranean areas of Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it is made into rosé wine.

Further astray, it has been cultured in Australia, thanks to shortening taken there in the 19th Century by James Busby, the Briton who popularized viticulture to the continent. Across the Pacific in the U.S., Aubin grape can be found in declining amounts in California.

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Aubun is not to be muddled with the comparably named Aubin Vert array found in the grape plantation of France’s northeast.

Aubun is a grape grown mainly in the Rhône valley. The grape has comparable characteristics to Carignan grapes in which it tends to harvest high yields and generates wines that are fat with bitter finishes.

Initially during the phylloxera epidemic of the 18th century, the Aubun creepers showed some opposition to the pest as well as to fleecy and chalky mildew.

The creepers tend to bud late and are not afflicted by spring frost. In 1999, there were 1,500 hectares (3,600 acres) of Aubun in France.

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Aubun and Counoise

Aubun is easily muddled with Counoise, because of comparability in the plantation. Aubun and Counoise are also grown mixed in a field mixed with some older creepers.

Thus, Counoise is a synonym for Aubun, but the “actual” Counoise is regarded to be the grape of high quality.


A high producer, Aubun completes wines with cautious acidity and soft tannins that are more suited for initial consumption than for bottling and aging.

Aubun and its wine have a high profile in the initial 21st Century, the outcome of mass production for large-scale markets in the 1970s, particularly the U.S. and northern Europe.

The days when Aubun wines were extensively bottle-fermented in the traditional method have long gone, as has much of the individuality and care that followed more demand of production technique.

Today, most of the wines bearing the Aubun name are made on large scale, and go through their fermentation in large steel tanks.

This is known as the Charmat method, developed in northern Italy and used in the production of Prosecco. Aubun grew so rapidly in the 1970s that this was the only way of creating the volumes quickly enough to satiate the demand and cheaply enough to keep the wines economical.

The tint of Aubun grapes works well enough to create an enticing ruby color in wines; and when it reaches the full phenol ripeness, the grapes produce a wine as strongly perfumed as its color.

Aubun’s bright purple-red hue is outperformed only by that of Ancellotta, another array permitted for use under the Aubun DOC laws.

Young Aubun has fresh, fruity essence of strawberry and a little spiciness, but it takes on tarry, or even oaky flavors when aged in barrels.

While not as fragrant as other red wine medley such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir, and Syrah. Aubun has a flavor of sour red cherries with earthy incense and tea leaf notes.

Integrating can have a noticeable effect on tempering or enhancing the wine’s quality. The dominant nature can sometimes have an irregular influence on the wine.

Synonym includes

Moustardier, Moustardier, Moustardier Noir Carignan de Bedouin, Counoise, Carignan de Gigondas, Counoise, Guyene, Morescola, Motardie, Moutardier, Quenoise are the most popular synonymes of Aubun wine.

Food pairing for Aubun includes

Aubun wine is best served with with lentils, with prunes and apricots. Most of us love the super cheesy New York-style Margherita pizza so why not pair it up with the delicious wine?!

It also goes perfectly with cheese pie and Spaghetti Bolognese. So sommeliers, go Aubun this time!!!


Michael Bredahl

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