Détail du vignoble
Red varieties: 41% of merlot, 48% of cabernet sauvignon, 11% of cabernet franc
|VINEYARD SURFACE AREA||29.18 hectares|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||70,800 bottles|
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.
|CLASSIFICATION||Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan|
|GRAPE VARIETIES||54,7% of sauvignon blanc, 45,3% of semillon|
Japanese yuzu, crushed stone, apple blossom, elderflower
|WINEGROWING||The winter was mild and caused an early budding of the vines. Most of the vines were not affected by the spring frosts. The cool temperatures at the beginning of the summer slowed down the growth of the vines, but the hot and dry weather during the day and the cool evenings in August allowed the grapes to reach an optimal maturity.|
|WINEMAKING||The winemaking is traditional. Fermentation takes place in barrels, 50% of which are new. The wine is aged during 9 to 12 months.|
|BOTTLE SIZE||75 CL|