The 18 hectare, vineyard of Domaine de l’Aurage is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. On average the vines are 25 years of age. The terroir is the perfect combination of good limestone and clay terroir soils just across the border from Saint Emilion. However, it is the goal of Louis Mitjavile to slowly but surely continue removing the Cabernet Franc vines and replacing those vines with Merlot in their Right Bank Bordeaux vineyards. It is also the plan for Domaine de l’Aurage to have their entire vineyard eventually planted to 100% Merlot vines. The wine is vinified in traditional concrete vats and is on average aged in 80% new French oak barrels. However, that is not always the case. For example, in 2010, the wine was aged in 100%, new, French oak barrels. On average the production is close to 7,500 cases of wine per vintage.