Château Rauzan-Gassies Margaux 2016

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Château Rauzan-Gassies Margaux 2016

Château Rauzan-Gassies Margaux 2016

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Size 750ml

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Margaux

2016

2nd Growth

65% Cabernet Sauvignon
25% Merlot
5% Cabernet Franc
5% Petit Verdot

Region: Bordeaux

ESTATE HISTORY

The origins of the noble house of Gassies in Médoc date back to medieval times. Its lords had the rank of knights and paid feudal homage to the supporters of the Château de Margaux.
Monsieur de Rauzan acquired the seigneury in 1661 and made the reputation of the cru which now bears his name. The estate split up in 1785, giving birth to the “Rauzan-Gassies” cru, a true reflection of its historical roots.
Second Grand Cru Classé, Château Rauzan-Gassies has belonged since 1946 to the Quié family, which also owns Châteaux Croizet-Bages (Grand Cru Classé of Pauillac) and Bel Orme Tronquoy de Lalande.
The post-war period proved to be a period of renewal of the vineyard, a task undertaken by Paul Quié, and finalized by his son Jean-Michel, who took over the management of the château in 1968.
Jean-Michel Quié is now assisted by his children Anne-Françoise and Jean-Philippe, who work in his company on the three family castles.

TERROIR

28.5 hectare
The terroir is gravel and sand soils. Their best gravel parcels are located near the chateau. At their peak, they have elevations of up to 21 meters. They also have vines planted close to Château Kirwan and Château Margaux.  

VITICULTURE

The average age of the vines is 35 years. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 10,000 vines per hectare. Sustainable farming.

WINEMAKING

Co-inoculation: Alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation take place at the same time. The wine of Rauzan Gassies is aged in 30% new, French oak barrels for an average of 12 months.

Best paired with all types roast chicken, veal, pork chops, beef, lamb, duck, game, braised, grilled dishes, Asian and Oriental dishes, tuna and pasta dishes.