Château Gazin | Pomerol, France
Château Gazin is a large estate, at twenty-four hectares, located in the commune of Pomerol and is the next door neighbour to the famous Pétrus estate. The vineyard is planted with Merlot (90%), Cabernet Sauvignon (7%) and Cabernet Franc (3%) vines, at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare and with an average age of thirty-five years.
Gazin has been owned by successive generations of the de Baillencourt dit Courcol family and now, under the stewardship of Nicolas and Christophe de Baillencourt, it has really re-found its feet, after some difficult years. Their approach in both vineyard and cellar combines traditional practice with modern techniques.
Château Gazin also make a very good 'second wine' under the label L’Hospitalet de Gazin. The name Hospitalet has its origins in Gazin’s history. Gazin was a domain of the Knights Hospitaliers of St Jean, Rhodes and Malta. The present site is built where there was once a hospital, provided by the Knights for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela.