As one of the Premier Grand Cru Classé "A" estates in the Saint-Émilion region of Bordeaux, Chateau Ausone holds an elite status matched by only a few, including Château Cheval Blanc and Château Pavie.
- Vintages with 100-point scores: 2003, 2009, 2010
- Popularity Driver: The intricate blend of fruit and minerality makes it sought after by oenophiles.
- Highest Achievement: A steadfast presence in global auctions, fetching top dollar due to unparalleled quality and aging potential.
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Chateau Ausone can trace its roots to Roman times, with its name paying homage to the Roman poet Ausonius. Owned by the Vauthier family for several generations, the estate is currently overseen by Alain Vauthier.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
Nestled in a perfect amphitheater setting, the 7-hectare vineyard offers a unique mix of limestone and clay soils. The vineyard employs a judicious blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot.
Aging & Investment Value
With a structure built for longevity, Chateau Ausone is not just a bottle of wine; it’s a long-term investment. Its aging potential often surpasses 25 years.