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Château Ausone

France Bordeaux

Winery
The winery is in the area Saint-Émilion high on a terrace with a view of the valley of the Dordogne, Nearby are the remains of a large Roman villa. Possibly this was the seat of the Roman poet born i...
Name: Château Ausone
Growing area: Bordeaux
Owner: Famille Vauthier
Manager: Alain Vauthier
Managing Director: Alain Vauthier
Wine Maker: Philippe Baillarguet
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The winery is in the area Saint-Emilion high on a terrace with a view of the valley of the Dordogne, Nearby are the remains of a large Roman villa. Possibly this was the seat of the Roman poet born in Bordeaux Ausonius (310-395), who also owned vineyards here. The cathedral-like wine cellar carved into the rock is famous. The estate was owned by the two families Vauthier and Dubois-Challon for 250 years. After a long dispute, Alain Vauthier bought Madame Dubois-Challon's shares in 1996 and is now the sole owner. In 1997 Alain Vauthier separated from Pascal Delbeck and engaged the well-known French oenologist Michel as a consultant Rolland (* 1947). He is now responsible for the vinification.

Château Ausone - vineyards

It was rated the highest “Premier Grand Cru Classé A” in all classifications (most recently in 2012). The vineyards cover only 7.3 hectares of vines on a flat layer of light, calcareous clay soil above permeable limestone. Half of you are with each Merlot and Cabernet Franc planted, the vines are on average over 50 years old. The colorful and extremely long-lived red wine is basically 16 to 22 months in 100% new expanded. The barrels are refilled every three months to remove the depot. There is a beautiful with protein, but mostly none filtration,

The wine takes a long time to develop. It is also known as the "Château Pétrus des Saint-Émilion" and is one of the most expensive wines in the world, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1990 and 1998 are considered to be particularly outstanding vintages Rodenstock (1941-2018) organized Pre-Phylloxera Event tasted by a prominent group. The then 146 year old wine tasted like an old port and was rated excellent. Only around 2,500 boxes of wine are produced each year. The excellent second wine is called "Chapelle d'Ausone".

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Château Ausone Region: France Bordeaux
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