ABOUT: Chateau Gazin Rocquencourt is a historic property dating back to the 17th century when the still-standing chateau was originally built. Since that time it’s been noted as a top wine producing estate, perfectly situated vines with excellent terrior. Since 2006 it’s been in the capable hands of the Bonnie family who made a huge investment in modernizing the property. Notably, it’s the sister property of Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere and shares its rich biodiversity with 30 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines stuck into a gravel and clay hilltop on the left bank of the Eau Blanche river. They’ve been HVE certified since 2015 and portions of the vineyard are using organic and biodynamic practices. Previously unavailable in our area, we’re excited to have a cutting edge Bordeaux of outstanding quality at an affordable price in our paddock. And the 2016 is a beauty!
TASTE: The 2016 Chateau Gazin Rocquencourt is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot and is one of their highest rated vintages. Antonio Galloni penned some lovely words about it. "The 2016 Gazin Rocquencourt is gorgeous, radiant and incredibly inviting, just as it was en primeur. Blackberry jam, chocolate, cloves, spice and new leather are all fused together, but it is the wine's textural depth and impeccable balance that make it absolutely irresistible. This is an especially overt, racy style. What a joyous wine this is." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
PAIR: Smoked Gouda grits, grilled black pepper tofu, bucatini with porcini mushroom ragu, roasted onions stuffed with rice and pine nuts, braised eggplant sandwich, and rosemary and mushroom risotto.