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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 Domaine de Rauzan. The Domaine de Rauzan was divided into two parts in 1763 for inheritance reasons and the Château Rauzan-Ségla and Château Rauzan-Gassies wine estates were created. The latter was visited in 1787 by the later US president Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) on the occasion of a visit to Bordeaux (at that time ambassador of the USA in France) and classified as "second category". Château Rauzan-Gassies was classified as Deuxième Grand Cru Classé (2nd rank) in the 1855 Bordeaux classification.

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