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Chapelle d'Ausone Second Vin 2014

Red fruitFood-friendly wine

13.5%

0.75L

Intensity

Quantity : 1 bottleObservations : 1 Plastic-covered label, 1 Marginally marked labelLevel : 1 NormalOrigin : private individualRecoverable VAT : noRegion : BordeauxAppellation : Saint-Émilion Grand CruClassification : Second wineOwner : Alain et Catherine Vauthier
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Chapelle d'Ausone Second Vin 2014

The wine

The Chapelle d'Ausone shareswith the first wine of the domain a legendary finesse. Less concentrated, La Chapelle d'Ausone is among the most dinstinguous wines of the Libourne region. To be tasted after 5 to 10 years.

About the Producer Château Ausone

It is said that a wine always resembles its owner. This is certainly true at Ausone, where the excellence of the wines is reflected in the rigorous, inexhaustible care applied at every stage of their production by Alain Vauthier, who was co-director of the property for many years and became the owner in 1997. The origin of this wine's name has never been established, but there is every reason to believe that it was named in honour of the Latin poet Ausone, a former inhabitant of the region and a great wine lover. With just seven hectares, Ausone is the only human-scale Bordeaux Premier Cru Classé; some of its plots benefit from the presence of an underlying porous rock, in close contact with the vines' shallow roots, which absorbs any excess water and then restores it during hot, dry summers. It was for this reason that Ausone escaped unharmed from the frost in 1956 that destroyed 80% of the Gironde's vines; and as a result, is one of the rare Bordeaux vineyards to contain vines that are more than half a century old. After a period of middling quality, due to some confusion as to the wine's direction, the arrival of Alain Vauthier in 1974 signalled a return to excellence. As for Chapelle d'Ausone, it is usually of very high quality, and must be included in the unfortunately short list of great second wines.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Level : 1 NormalObservations : 1 Plastic-covered label, 1 Marginally marked label

Origin : private individual

Type of cellar : underground, natural cellar

Recoverable VAT : no

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 13.5 %

Region : Bordeaux

Appellation : Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Classification : Second wine

Owner : Alain et Catherine Vauthier

Vintage : 2014

Colour : red

Ageing potential : drink until 2025

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : conventional More information....

Intensity : classic

Leading aroma : red fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Cabernet Franc, Merlot
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