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CHATEAU LA MISSION HAUT BRION, 1986

PESSAC-LÉOGNAN

“the 2007 La Mission Haut Brion should be considered as one of the wines of the vintage [...]! It has an ebullient bouquet with vivid dark berry, cold, warm gravel and undergrowth scents that are very complex and beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, crisp acidity and a very precise structure, with superb tension on the finish. If you are seeking a 2007 Bordeaux, then this would undoubtedly be one of my picks.” - Robert Parker 95/100

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan
GRAPE VARIETIES Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc
AROMAS

Blackberry, raspberry, havana, roasting, undergrowth

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Ceps raviolis, wild duck bigarade
WINEMAKING Traditional winemaking in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats. The malolactic fermentation is done to reduce red wines’ acidity.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE Sustainable
GRAPE VARIETIES

Red varieties: 41% of merlot, 48% of cabernet sauvignon, 11% of cabernet franc
White varieties: 63% of semillon, 37% of sauvignon blanc

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 29.18 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 70,800 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL

Gravel soil composed of different quartz, clayey-sandy-limestone subsoil

Histoire et anecdotes

Located in front of Château Haut-Brion upon which it shares a large gravel terrace, the Mission Haut-Brion’s history is closely related to the Château Haut-Brion ones.

It was founded in the 16th century by the Lestonnac family when Arnaud de Lestonnac got married to Marie de Pontac (Haut-Brion). In the following century, it was bequeathed to the Vincentian priests of the Mission who carried out major works on the vines. In the 19th, the Chiapella family related to Louisiana, participated in the Mission Haut-Brion’s transatlantic reputation. In 1983, the Clarence Dillon estate, owner of Château Haut-Brion, acquired the Mission, thus benefiting from the same know-how.

The Mission Haut-Brion was seized during the French Revolution and sold as “National Asset ''. “If God would forbid drinking, would he have made this wine as good as it is?” would have declared the Marshal de Richelieu about the Mission Haut-Brion.

CHATEAU LA MISSION HAUT BRION

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan
GRAPE VARIETIES Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc
AROMAS

Blackberry, raspberry, havana, roasting, undergrowth

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Ceps raviolis, wild duck bigarade
WINEMAKING Traditional winemaking in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats. The malolactic fermentation is done to reduce red wines’ acidity.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL