Château Ausone is a biodynamic red wine produced by the prestigious Château Ausone with the Merlot and Cabernet Franc varieties in the AOC Saint-Émilion, in Bordeaux (France).
Located on the right bank of the Bordeaux wine region, Château Ausone has strong links to the history of Saint-Emilion. After having been owned for a long time by two great winemaking families, Dubois-Challon and Vauthier, the Vauthier family took full control of the winery in 1995 and, with the appointment of Pascal Delbeck as the estate’s vine-grower, the winery was once again on a path to success. Since 2007, the estate has been run by Alain Vauthier, and his daughter Pauline has now taken over running the vineyards. Their two collector’s wines Château Ausone and Chapelle d'Ausone are essential for those who want to understand the prestige and fame of Bordeaux wines.
Château Ausone comes from high-altitude, south-facing vineyards lying on sloping terraces. These are exceptional terroirs where the combination of sun exposure and the sand and clay on sandstone soils makes them unique. The vines are cultivated using biodynamic agriculture with very gentle methods that respect the balance of this legendary vineyard. Production is very limited and, because the vines are small, the harvest must be carried out manually at the optimum time.
When it comes to vinifying Château Ausone, maximum expression of terroir is sought. To do this, they choose the best grapes which are then gently pressed. Fermentation takes place with controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks and then the wine is left to age in 225-litre French oak barrels for a minimum of 21 months.
Château Ausone is a monumental red wine. An impressive Bordeaux 1er Grand Cru that is designed for collectors and gets better and better with every year that passes.