• Rising Stars

Château Rauzan-Gassies

  • Bordeaux


Château Rauzan-Gassies’ history begins with the knight Pierre Desmezures de Rauzan. Thanks to the experience and skills that he accumulated while working at Château Latour, he founded the prestigious Domaine de Rauzan in the XVIIth century. A heavy hailstorm devastated the vineyards of the Margaux appellation, only sparing Rauzan’s vines. According to local rumours, birds protected the vines with their wings. Ever since, Château Rauzan-Gassies’ wine labels are decorated with a winged crest.  In 1763, Domaine de Rauzan was divided into two parts for inheritance reasons and Château Rauzan-Gassies then produced its first wines. In 1855, it was ranked as Second Grand Cru Classé. Big wine enthusiast and Parisian wine merchant, Paul Quié, bought the property in 1946. Following his death in 1968, his son Jean-Michel managed the estate and organised a vast schedule of renovation and modernisation by replanting vines. Jean-Michel’s children then joined their father and continued the in-depth work introduced by the previous generations. With 30 hectares of vines all planted by a member of the Quié family, Château Rauzan-Gassies possesses a unique terroir that is treated with care by its owners.  Château Rauzan-Gassies has always been a great wine. The President of the United States and wine lover, Thomas Jefferson was already a client of the Château in the 18th century. With notes of crisp red fruits, the wine has silky and smooth tannins. The wines of Château Rauzan-Gassies are elegant, fine, and precise. Great wines for ageing, they go through time unhindered and are true to themselves, just like their passionate owners.

Grape varieties

  • Merlot 40%

  • Petit Verdot 2%

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 58%