Chateau Ausone

Overview

Appellation

Saint Emilion

 

Classification

Premier Grand Cru Classe 'A'

Owner

Vauthier Family

Manager
Alain Vauthier

Vineyard Area

7 hectares (17 acres) 

Planted Grapes

50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc

Contact

www.chateau-ausone.fr

 

 

+33 5 5724 2457

@ChateauAusone

Map Location

Ausone draws its name from the Roman poet Ausonius, who had a villa on the site, and according to Ficofi.com records of a vineyard there date back to at least 1592. 

The estate was founded by the Chatonnet and Cantenants families, and for the past two centuries has been under the control of the Vauthier and Dubois-Challon families.

In 1997 current owners Alain Vauthier and his sister Catherine bought out their aunt Helyette Dubois-Challon, and since then Alain Vauthier has run the estate and has been responsible for the winemaking. Since 2005 he has been joined by his daughter Pauline.

Stephanie de Bouard-Rivoal,

Owner and Co-Manager of Chateau Angelus

Vineyard

Location

Slopes on southern edge of town of Saint Emilion

 

Average Age of Vines

50 years

Winery

Production

24,000 bottles

 

Fermentation

Wooden vats

Maturation

18 months in 100% new oak barrels

Bottling
At the chateau

Second Wine

Chapelle d'Ausone

Vintage Prices

Prices are from London-based merchant Fine+Rare, in pounds per 12 bottles in bond, unless otherwise indicated. They may also be drawn from surveying websites of the following merchants and brokers, or market comparison websites. If so, the source is indicated. 


AFW        Atlas Fine Wines                             www.atlasfinewines.com
BIX          BI                                                       www.biwine.com
BIL          BI LiveTrade                                     www.biwine.com
BON        Bonham's Auctions                         www.bonhams.com
CHR        Christie's Auctions                          www.christies.com 
FVN        Farr Vintners                                    www.farrvintners.com
FRW       Fine + Rare Wines                            www.frw.co.uk
J&B         Justerini & Brooks                            www.justerinis.com
SOB        Sotheby's Auctions                           www.sothebys.com

WOS       Wine Owners                                     www.wineowners.com
WSC       Wine Searcher                                  www.winesearcher.com
     
While every effort is made to check the accuracy of prices and quantities quoted, they are subject to change on a daily basis and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Prices are intended as reference only and should be cross-checked against original source websites. 

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