Chateau Gazin, a Pomerol estate which is a close neighbor of Petrus and Chateau Lafleur, put its 2017 vintage on sale at 57.60 euros ($68.20) a bottle ex-negociant, 4 percent below the release price of its 2016s, according to London-based online market Liv-ex.
The estate covers 26 hectares (64 acres) on the clay-gravel subsoil of the Pomerol plateau, and is planted with 90 percent Merlot, 7 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 3 percent Cabernet Franc, according to its website. The average age of its vines is 35 years and they are planted at a density of between 5,500 and 7,000 a hectare.
The 2017 season was overshadowed by frost at the end of April, which affected many estates across Saint Emilion and Pomerol. Those that were able to survive the cold snap went on to produce memorable wines, benefiting from a growing season that included a warm summer and generally favorable harvest conditions.