Bordeaux Wine Chapelle d’Ausone 2002

  • This is the second and ‘more affordable’ wine made by the great Chateau Ausone (Premier Grand Cru Classe A) in St Emilion on the Right Bank of Bordeaux. According to THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER when you ask almost any Bordeaux wine maker or Bordeaux chateau owner to name the best terroir in Bordeaux, the overwhelming majority say it belongs to Chateau Ausone. That terroir, along with the skills of Alain Vauthier have turned Chateau Ausone into one of the best producers in the world! The steep, hillside terroir with its grades of 15% to 20% is clay with limestone and limestone over asteria limestone in the soil. This is what gives the wine of Chateau Ausone its intense mineral character. The vines are old, in fact the average age of the vines are 50 years. However, Chateau Ausone also has some of the oldest vines in St. Emilion. There are Cabernet Franc vines that are close to 100 years of age. The oldest were planted in 1906. Yields are low at Chateau Ausone. On average, they are close to 33 hectoliters per hectare. The St. Emilion vineyard of Chateau Ausone is planted to 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot . There is also a small portion of Cabernet Sauvignon planted at Ausone as well. Cabernet Sauvignon is only included in the second wine.
  • Grape Variety
    Merlot, Cabernet Franc
    Vintage 2002
    Service Decant for a few hours and serve at 18°C/60°F
    Terroir & Vineyard
    The vines are planted on two unique types of soil. They have terroir of clay with limestone and clay with sand and limestone that is located on the sloping hillsides
    Appellation St Emilion , Bordeaux



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