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Second grand cru classé - Margaux
What are the specificities of Château Rauzan-Gassies?
After the Second World War, in 1946, the Château Rauzan Gassies is sold to the Quié family, still owners of the Château Rauzan Gassies as well as Château Croizet-Bages in Pauillac and the Château Bel Orme Tronquoy de Lalande, Cru Bourgeois du Médoc.
This vintage has a personality at the antipodes of that of its twin. While Rauzan-Ségla is an archetype of Margaux, fine and delicate, Rauzan-Gassies can prove to be a monster of heaviness and brutality. To the point of being naturalized Saint-Estèphe during the blind tasting.
The vineyard situated on a gravelly and sandy soil gives birth to a wine composed of different grape varieties:
- Cabernet Sauvignon 65%
- Merlot 25%
- Cabernet Franc 5%
- Petit Verdot 5%
Vinified in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats ranging in size from 25 hectolitres to 150 hectolitres, the wine benefits from co-inoculation (alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation take place at the same time). The wine is then aged in 30% new French oak barrels for an average of 12 months.
In order to make the most of its terroir, the estate also produces a second wine, Chevalier de Rauzan Gassies.
Best Rauzan-Gassies vintages: 2005, 2010, 2000, 2009, 2012
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