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Bordeaux, Ausone, Saint-Emilion

Bordeaux, Ausone, Saint-Emilion 


Château Ausone
Saint-Emilion 1st Growth Classified "A"
Lieu-dit Ausone
33330 Saint-Emilion
Bordeaux, France
Tel : +33(0) 557 242 457

Area: 7 hectares
Annual Production: 22 000 bottles approximatly
Grapes: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot

Chateau Ausone, would have been the property of the Roman poet Ausonius in the 4th century, which would be the original of the villa Lucaniac. On some parcels of the property are found archeological Roman remains.

Under the ruins mosaics have even been found which prove that it was an ancient Roman villa. From the 4th century the poet Ausonius planted his vines.

The existence of the Chateau Ausone is attested since 1592, it is two families who are the owners: the families Vauthier and Dubois-Challon. 

Chateau Ausone has changed owners several times. The Lescours family between the 13th and 16th century, then by Jacques de Lescure and his heirs in the 17th century, then the Chatonnet Cantenant family, and the Challon-Dubois-Vauthier family. Nowadays it is the direct descendants of the Challon Dubois Vauthier family,

Mr. Alain Vauthier and his sister Catherine who are the owners today, they acquired Château Ausone after a long dispute with the other half of the family. Alain Vauthier knows the chateau Ausone well, since he worked there as a winemaker from 1976.

In 1997 François Pinault made an offer to buy the Chateau Ausone for 17 million euros per hectare.

Chateau Ausone does not produce second wine.
Since 2005, Pauline (oenologist), the daughter of Alain Vauthier works alongside his father. Château Ausone produces one of the best wines in the world.

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