Château MONCONSEIL-GAZIN is located in Plassac, ten minutes from Blaye and its world renowned UNESCO heritage citadel.
Its vineyards spread out on the southern slope of the Brouillon valley, a small stream delimiting the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellations from the Bourg coasts and flowing into the estuary.
The combination of a great terroir and a meticulous work both in the vineyard and the cellar allows to produce wines of a remarkable quality and consistency and noticed in many guides and contests.
Passed from father to son since 1894, it is Jean-Michel Baudet , 5th generation, who, supported by his wife Françoise has the responsibility and honor to exploit today this magnificent terroir.
According to legend, Charlemagne would have held “council” in this place after the battle against Saracens in the year 804. The Castle, built around 1300 and remodeled over the centuries, however, has retained its character as an imposing manor.
In 1894, Chéri Joseph Baudet acquired this beautiful estate after a life of toil.
The division of the property in 1927 gave birth to the Château Monconseil-Gazin : 18 hectares in Monconseil and 6 in Gazin, a locality cadastral west of the vineyard, overlooking the estuary of the Gironde.
In the 60s and 80s Michel Baudet and his wife Simone develop and improve their exploitation carefully encouraged by the patronage of Alexis Lichine, a great trader on the Place de Bordeaux. The wines of the castle, 1st Côtes de Blaye, are exported to Japan and the United States!
In 1962, the acquisition of Château Ricaud completely obsolete but whose vineyards are close to those of Monconseil Gazin, still AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux allows the rehabilitation of this other excellent terroir.
Twenty years later it is the turn of the Château La Petite Roque , with its 8 hectares in the same town of Plassac and cradle of the family to return to the family.
Today, the 44 hectares of vineyards are under the responsibility of Jean-Michel and are the Vignobles Michel Baudet in recognition of his father, Michel, whom he succeeded in 1989. The wines produced are part of the appellations Blaye and Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux.
This 2019, Château Monconseil-Gazin has joined Singapore Newspaper Wines, Spirits and Beers Competition and won a gold medal:
Château Monconseil-Gazin Grande Réserve – Merlot / Malbec / Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Blaye – 2015
Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper
First estate certified TERRA VITIS in Blaye: vines worked according to the sustainable agriculture charter for the development and protection of the terroir; no chemical fertilizer – organic amendments only; disbudding; leaf stripping; thinning if necessary.
- BLEND:Merlot (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Malbec (15%) Cabernet Franc (5%)
- AGING:In French oak barrels (50% new) for 18 months; assembly and light filtration; bottled at the castle.
In Plassac, village famous for its Gallo-Roman villa, witness of a very old culture of the vine. Clay-limestone hillside on stony subsoil, giving excellent drainage; slopes oriented South / Southwest which ensure optimal maturity.
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