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CHATEAU LA MISSION HAUT BRION, 2021

PRIMEURS - LIVRAISON 2024

" The 2021 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc has a much more nuanced bouquet than this year's Haut-Brion Blanc, with scents of Japanese yuzu, crushed stone, apple blossom and a touch of elderflower. The palate is very well balanced with a fine line of acidity, taut and fresh, vibrant and concentrated. It is more linear than the Haut-Brion and stricter, but the precision of the finish is a wonder to behold. Fabulous " - Vinous

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan
GRAPE VARIETIES 54,7% of sauvignon blanc, 45,3% of semillon
AROMAS

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

The photo of the bottle is indicative. The bottle is kept in our warehouses. Thus the design and condition of the label may differ without affecting the quality of the wine.

Regular price 616,00 € T.T.C.
Regular price Sale price 616,00 € T.T.C.
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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 BLANC

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan
GRAPE VARIETIES 54,7% of sauvignon blanc, 45,3% of semillon
AROMAS

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