Chateau Gazin 2020
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A delicate and smooth Pomerol red wine
Château Gazin boasts ancient origins. In 1917, Château Gazin was acquired by Louis Soualle, the great-grandfather of the current owners, the De Bailliencourt dit Courcol family.
An essential reference among fine Pomerol wines, the superb 26-hectare vineyard is located on Pomerol’s high terrace of clay-gravelly soil. Château Gazin is the largest estate of the famous appellation on the right bank of the Bordeaux region.
A very rainy and mild autumn preceded a winter with normal levels of rainfall, the mildness of which favoured an early budding of the vines. From March to mid-June, the heavy rainfall combined with higher-than-normal temperatures led to significant mildew pressure. The successive episodes of frost at the end of March and the beginning of April did not cause any damage to the vineyard of the property. Flowering, also early, took place under optimal weather conditions. The summer was hot and dry, and while the stormy days in mid-August did manage to help the vines in certain appellations, it did not replenish the water reserves of the soils of Pomerol. The clay soils of the Pomerol plateau could also not hold sufficient water, leading to a loss of volume as the harvest approached. Nevertheless, the fruit harvested showed good phenolic maturity.
2020 being the year of the rat in China, a small animal designed by Otilia Fournier is hidden in a bunch of grapes on the back label.
Vinification and ageing
Following the harvest, the grapes were sorted and then destemmed. The fruit was filled at low temperatures into concrete tanks, where cold pre-fermentation macerations took place. Fermentations were carried out in new oak barrels and vats for 50% of the fruit and barrels of one previous wine for the other 50%. Ageing lasted 15 to 16 months.
Cabernet Sauvignon (8.4%).
Château Gazin 2020: Characteristics and tasting tips
Characterised by smooth and bright fruit, the Château Gazin 2020 seduces with its freshness, liveliness and delicate complexity.
This fine Pomerol wine can be cellared until 2030