L’Hospitalet de Gazin (Second Wine of Château Gazin)

Château Gazin has an enviable position nestled between Petrus and l’Evangile in Pomerol. The 26-hectare estate is planted with 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc; 17 hectares are on the clay plateau credited with giving rise to the very best wines of Pomerol, with the rest planted in sand and gravel.

A second wine, l’Hospitalet, was introduced at Château Gazin in 1986, when a stricter selection process, hand-picking and significant investment in the chai were all embraced under the current stewardship of Nicolas and Christophe de Baillencourt, whose family have owned the estate since 1917. At the same time, Jean-Pierre Moueix was brought in to consult on the wine-making and marketing and his firm have had the exclusive distribution rights since 1988.

Whilst dense and fleshy, with the mix of black and red fruit and minerality of the Grand Vin, l’Hospitalet has a softer, more approachable structure.

Planted Area: 23 hectares
Grape Varieties: 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc
Type of Soil: Sand, gravel on clay subsoil
Production: 200,000 bottles