One of the oldest wine estates in Léognan
Established in the 17th century, its origins go back to the Middle Ages. It is reputed to be one of the oldest wine estates in the commune of Léognan. The elegant mansion was built in 1660.
A historic property in Pessac-Léognan, it has been noted in the renowned Féret guide in 1874 for the quality of its wines and its terroir, situated on a superb gravelly hilltop in Léognan.
The property was originally known as “Château Gazen et Bourbon”, and then “Château Gazin” until 1995 when it took on its current name of Château Gazin Rocquencourt.
A benevolent symbol, the Virgin looks over the vineyards and the village of Léognan, which she protected from bombing during the Second World War.
The Bonnie family lives on the property and has been devotedly restoring it since 2006.
A historical terroir on a single block of 22 ha (54 acres)
The creators of the property were not mistaken when they planted the first vines in 1660 !
The 30 hectare property consists of: 22 hectares of AOC Pessac-Léognan vines in a single block surrounding by wild flowers growing on meadows, woods and hedgerows, harboring a rich biodiversity.
A dry gravel and clay hilltop on the left bank of the Eau Blanche river.
Majority of red grapes (55% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 45% Merlot).
Gradual replanting after an in-depth geological analysis of the terroir.
Planting in 2007 of a plot of Sauvignon Blanc (white grapes had not been grown at the property since the 1960s) on a fine layer of clay.
Sustainable agriculture, certified since 2008, and High Environmental Value* since 2015, organic and biodynamic plots, full ploughing.
The winery and vineyard are given Grand Cru Classé treatment by the Malartic’s teams.
*HVE, level 3 (the highest) since 2015. A unique reference of environmental quality, prioritizing biodiversity inside and all around plots