SUMMARYChâteau Ausone is an estate in the commune of Saint-Émilion, France. It was first classified as a First Growth in 1855 and has remained so ever since. The Château takes its unusual name from Decimus Magnus Ausonius, a Roman statesman responsible for cultivating the area for the growing of grapes for wine. Despite its prestige, Château Ausone is a relatively small vineyard, at just over 7 hectares. The property is made up of a large amount of gravel and sand over a bed of limestone. The soils at Château Ausone have been known to produce wines with pronounced mineral notes, often considered by critics as being overly austere or “severe” in their youth. When properly aged, Château Ausone produces wines that are elegant with silky tannins and tasting notes of blackcurrant, cherry fruit, liquorice, and game.
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