2012 Château Rauzan Gassies Margaux Bordeaux
Appelation: Margaux - Second Grand Cru Classé in 1855
Tasting note: 88-90 Points. Tasted three times with consistent notes, the 2012 Rauzan-Gassies has a light, fresh, vibrant bouquet with delicate notes of wilted violet petal already defining its Margaux origin. The palate is mediu1n—bodied with chalky tannins,crisp acidity and a precise, focused finish that bodes well for the future. Neal Martin
Food pairing: Will do well with any red meats grilled, cheese...
Grape varieties: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot
Vinification: Malolactic fermentation in barrels and stainless steel vats - Aged 12 months in barrels, with 50-55 % new barrels. French oak, soft medium toasting. Traditional racking every 3 months.
Location: Bordeaux France - Margaux
Size of the vineyard: 25 hectares (6500 up to 7500 cases produced)
Terroir / Soil: deep gravels, sandy gravels
Name: 2012 Château Rauzan Gassies Margaux Bordeaux
Area: margaux bordeaux (see Map)
- The Noble House of Gassies
The origins of the Noble House of Gassies en Médoc date back to mediaeval times. The Lords of the House were Knights, who paid feudal homage to the owners of Chateau Margaux.
Mr de Rauzan purchased his estate and his vines at the beginning of the reign of Louis XIV. Thanks to his winemaking skills, it took him only thirty years to establish his wine as the leading second Cru of the Margaux parish.
Rauzan-Gassies, Second Classified Growth in the 1855 classification
The heirs of Pierre de Rauzan upheld the work of their ancestor until the dawn of the French Revolution, when the estate was split into two separate entities Rauzan-Gassies and Rauzan Ségla. After being considered as the second growths of the Margaux parish for many years, both estates were ranked Second Grands Crus by the 1855 classification.