One of Pessac-Léognan’s jewels
Château Gazin Rocquencourt’s origins can be traced back to the Middle Ages. 17th century texts suggest that the first vines were planted in 1660, when it was known simply as Château Gazin. It is also recognized as one of the oldest estates in the commune.
Located on a splendid dry gravel hilltop on the left bank of the Eau Blanche River in Léognan, the property covers 30 hectares (74 acres), 22 of which are vines in the Pessac-Léognan appellation.
A new era began at Château Gazin Rocquencourt when it was acquired in February 2006 by the Bonnie family, the owners of the nearby Château Malartic-Lagravière (Classified Growth of Graves).
The vineyard has been gradually restructuring in order to bring out the superb gravel terroir of Gazin Rocquencourt which enormous potential is recognized by the best experts. The Vignobles Malartic internal environmental chapter is applied to Gazin terroir: ploughing, sustainable farming, HEV, organic and biodynamic parcels…
A new entirely gravity-flow winery operating since 2007 is in the care of Malartic’s team. Since 2010, a Gazin Rocquencourt white – 100% sauvignon – is produced.
The Château, restored in its magnificent park surrounded by the vines, is hosted by the family since 2008.
The Château Gazin Rocquencourt thus consolidated, vintage after vintage, its place among the jewels of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, in white as in red.