The 2020 Chapelle d Ausone has a well defined, focused bouquet. Tightly-wound at first, the 2020 opens with lavender and incense aromas infusing the red berry fruit. Touches of rose petal emerge with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannins and moderate depth. A discrete white pepper note builds towards the finish that is vivacious and vibrant. I suspect that this might close down a little after bottling, but there is great potential.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2045
Area under vines: 7 hectares
Soils: limestone and clayey-limestone
Average age of the vines: 50 years
Planting density: 6500 vines/ha
Production: 20 000 bottles per year
Ageing: 21 to 23 months in new barrels
- Cabernet Franc 55%
- Cabernet Sauvignon 45%
Second wine: La Chapelle D’Ausone
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