A safe bet for the Margaux appellation, Château Rauzan-Gassies has its history dating back to the 17th century. The Bordeaux merchant Pierre Desmures acquired the house of Gassies in 1661, which was split into two more than a century later: the Château Rauzan on the one hand and the Château Rauzan-Gassies on the other.
During the famous 1855 classification for the Paris World's Fair, Domaine obtained the rank of Second Grand Cru Classé. Seduced by its terroir, Paul Quié became its owner in 1946. Today it is his grandchildren, Anne-Françoise and Jean-Philippe Quié, who perpetuate the tradition of this great Domaine.
The vineyard, planted on 30 hectares of deep gravel soils as well as sandy-gravel soils, is composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. The wines are aged for 18 months in oak barrels, 55% of which are new.
The Domaine produces a Second wine, Gassies, vinified with the same care as its elder.
The wines of Rauzan-Gassies are typical of Margaux, elegant, fine and complex, predestined for long aging.