Anyone fortunate enough to have visited Ch. Ausone and met Alain Vauthier will know that this small winery perched atop a hill overlooking the historic town of Saint-Émilion is truly one of the most magical wine meccas in the world. It is impossible not to be transfixed by the quality of the wines produced here; the beguiling emotional imprint they leave on your memory is as close as one might get to an epiphany in wine. Ch. Ausone has, without question, been producing some of the finest wines in the world for many decades, but a change of style since 2012 has taken the winery to new heights.