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CHATEAU HAUT BRION BLANC, 2021

PRIMEURS - LIVRAISON 2024

" A complex, thought-provoking white. Vibrant and exciting with green herbs, stones and notes of anise and wet seaweed. Sea salt, too. It's full-bodied and tight in the mouth and rather shy. But it takes off at the end and picks up speed. Phenolic, with fine tannins. Iron. Oyster shell. 57% Semillon and 43% Sauvignon." - James Suckling

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Premier Grand Cru Classé
GRAPE VARIETIES 57% of semillon, 43% of sauvignon blanc
2021 VINTAGE

" At this early stage, it seems to be one of the two or three best Haut-Brion whites of the last 20 years " - Wine Advocate

WINEGROWING

The winter was mild and caused an early budding of the vines. Most of the vines were not affected by the spring frosts. Cool temperatures at the beginning of the summer slowed down the growth of the vines, but the hot and dry daytime and cool evening of August allowed the grapes to reach optimal maturity.

WINEMAKING The winemaking is traditional, the duration of cuvaison lasts from 15 to 20 days. The wine is aged in barrels for a long time and 44% of the barrels are new.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

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Regular price 770,00 € T.T.C.
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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE Sustainable
GRAPE VARIETIES

Red varieties: 46% of merlot, 42% of cabernet sauvignon, 11% of cabernet franc, 1% of petit verdot
White varieties: 52% of semillon, 48% of sauvignon blanc

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 52.8 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 126,600 bottles
HARVEST MANUAL
SOIL

Gravel deposits forming two major hilltops

Histoire et anecdotes

Located in Pessac, a few kilometres away from Bordeaux. Château Haut-Brion is the oldest wine estate of the region. Founded in 1533 by the Pontac family who kept innovating and improving viticultural techniques, especially by developing the wine ageing potential. Wines were sought-after by monarchs and many writers extolled the virtues of them, such as Samuel Pepys who wrote: “And there, drank a sort of French wine, called Ho-Bryan, that hath a good and most particular taste that I never met with …”. The first branded wine was born.

It was in Château Haut-Brion, in the middle of the 17th century, that a new style of wine was made, “the new French Claret”, behind the actual great long-keeping wines, which marked a real winegrowing turn. It was at this moment that they started to bottle at the château.

While he was visiting, Thomas Jefferson, the next third president of the United States would have written to his brother in law: “I cannot deny myself the pleasure of asking you to invest in a parcel of wine I have been choosing for myself. I do it the rather as it will furnish you a specimen of what is the very best Bordeaux wine. It is of the vineyard of Obrion.”

CHATEAU HAUT BRION

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Premier Grand Cru Classé
GRAPE VARIETIES 57% of semillon, 43% of sauvignon blanc
2021 VINTAGE

" At this early stage, it seems to be one of the two or three best Haut-Brion whites of the last 20 years " - Wine Advocate

WINEGROWING

The winter was mild and caused an early budding of the vines. Most of the vines were not affected by the spring frosts. Cool temperatures at the beginning of the summer slowed down the growth of the vines, but the hot and dry daytime and cool evening of August allowed the grapes to reach optimal maturity.

WINEMAKING The winemaking is traditional, the duration of cuvaison lasts from 15 to 20 days. The wine is aged in barrels for a long time and 44% of the barrels are new.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL