Second grand cru classé - Margaux

Château Rauzan-Gassies, owned by Jean-Michel Quié, is a wine-growing estate covering 30 hectares, 28 of which are vineyards. It is located in the communes of Margaux and Cantenac. The château Rauzan-Gassies is ranked Second Grand Cruin the official 1855 Bordeaux wine classification. The production is 120,000 bottles per year.

What are the specificities of Château Rauzan-Gassies?

Château Rauzan Gassies was born in the middle of the 17th century. At the time, it was part of the gigantic Rauzan estate belonging to Pierre de Mesures de Rauzan. The huge Bordeaux wine estate has been split up over time. At the time of the 1855 classification, the vast Margaux estate had given birth not only to Rauzan Gassies, but also to Château Rauzan Segla, Château Marquis de Terme and Château Desmirail.

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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