Château Gazin is a large estate in Pomerol on Bordeaux’s right bank. Red wines are made under the Pomerol AOC. Château Gazin is situated on the site of the former “Hospital de Pomeyrols,” which was constructed in the 12th century by the knights of Saint-Jean de Jérusalem to welcome pilgrims on their way to St Jacques de Compostelle. The property is owned by the Bailliencourt dit Courcol family, descendants from the high lords of Landas, one of the oldest families of the Artois (north of France), whose crest they bear. The surname “dit Courcol” («known as Courcol») dates back to 1214, when Philippe-Auguste, King of France, congratulated one of the members of the family for his exploits during the Battle of Bouvines, calling him «court col» (literally «short neck»). The family motto became: «fut par vertu Courcol» (“became Courcol through virtue”).
Owner: Nicolas de Bailliencourt. Previously Etienne de Bailliencourt.
Vineyards: Château Gazin is located on the north-eastern part of the Pomerol plateau, between tChâteau Pétrus to whom it sold some vines in 1970, and Châteaux Lafleur-Gazin, on a terroir of Gunzian gravel with a subsoil of blue and green clay with iron oxides. Next. 26 hectares. 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc.
Winemaking: Hand picked. Fermented in small concrete tanks. 18 months in oak barrels.
Pomerol AOC, L’Hospitalet de Gazin: The second wine. | 1986 Debut.
Pomerol AOC, Château Gazin: Described as ‘succulent, sweet-textured’ by Oz Clarke (2015: p.127).