Owned by J-M Quié, this 28 ha property produces on average 12,500 cases per year. Located in the centre of the Margaux appellation, Château Rauzan Gassies shares a similar climate to that enjoyed by the Médoc: maritime, with the Gironde estuary & the Bay of Biscay combining to act as a climate regulator & the coastal pine forests sheltering the vines from the westerly & north-westerly winds. The vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon 65%; Merlot 20%; Cabernet Franc 15%) lie on a sparse gravel plateau. Vinification includes approximately 18 months' wood ageing, 25% new oak. It is classified as a '2ème Cru Classé'.