Château Ausone, 1er Grand Cru Classé A of St. Emilion

Château Ausone was one of the two first wineries to be ranked Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) in the original classification of Saint-Émilion wine in 1955, along with Château Cheval Blanc. In 2012, Château Angelus and Château Pavie were awarded the same status.

The Château is located west of the city of St. Émilion, at an altitude of 75 metres. The vineyard is composed of 7 hectares planted with a majority of Cabernet Franc and a smaller proportion of Merlot.
The vines, planted across small terraces, spread over a limestone plateau. They are sheltered from the wind and enjoy a perfect East South-East exposure. Château Ausone was one of a few estates which escaped the frost of 1956, while its neighbours suffered the destruction of their vines. The average age of vines is fifty years, and some are one century old.

Château Ausone implements methods inspired by organic and biodynamic farming.

 

The estate produces a second wine, Chapelle d’Ausone, which is made with grapes from young vines that will later produce the First Wine. The annual production of the Grand in and the second wine averages a little more than 2,000 cases.

Since the mid 1990’s the Vauthier family owns Château Ausone.

Alain Vauthier and his daughter Pauline manage the estate.

Photos courtesy of Château Ausone

Photos courtesy of Château Ausone

For more information about Château Ausone please visit:
https://www.chateau-ausone.fr/en  (Official Website)