The estate is located in the commune of Margaux in the area of the same name in the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). In 1661, a large estate was bought from the de Gassies family by the merchant Pierre des Mesures de Rausan (Rauzan). This subsequently gave rise to the Château Desmirail, Château Marquis-de-Terme and Château Rauzan estates. During the French Revolution (1789-1799), Château Rauzan was divided in 1792 into two estates, Château Rauzan-Ségla and the present Château Rauzan-Gassies. The latter was bought by Paul Quié in 1946 after numerous changes of ownership. Today, the Quié family also owns the Château Croizet-Bages and Château Bel Orme Tronquoy-de-Lalande estates. In the 1980s, the oenologist Professor Émile Peynaud (1912-2004) was hired as a consultant. In the 1855 Bordeaux classification, it was awarded second place (Deuxième Cru Classé). The vineyards cover 30 hectares and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (58%), Merlot (39%) and Petit Verdot (3%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 15 to 18 months in 30% new barriques. The second wine is called "Chevalier de Rauzan-Gassies".
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Domäne Wachau (Wachau)