Château Ausone

Named after the Roman poet Ausonius, owner of over 100 acres of vineyard around Saint Emilion, Chateau Ausone is perched on the hillside of the southern outskirts of the village of Saint Emilion.

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The History

Ausone boasts 7.3 hectares of vines, with its vineyards flourishing on a steep, south-east facing slope that protect the vines from the cold north winds and westerly rain. The crop is evenly split between Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The vines at the top thrive on limestone (the St. Emilion plateau), whilst those further down the slope profit from the clay/loam topsoil (the Côtes).

Ausone struggled during the 1950s and 1960s, but saw a new era with the hiring of new régisseur Pascal Delbeck in 1976. It was then that the estate began producing wines worthy of Ausone’s outstanding historic reputation.

Recently, Ausone has reached its pinnacle under the stewardship of consultant Michel Rolland. Ausone now produces ultra-rich, lush, exotically fruity wines that require a minimum of 10 years of bottle ageing.

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