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CHATEAU LA MISSION HAUT BRION, 2014

PESSAC-LÉOGNAN

“the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 La Mission Haut-Brion is a little reticent on the nose to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal notes of crushed blackcurrants, Black Forest cake and Morello cherries with suggestions of cigar box, pencil shavings, charcoal and fertile loam. Medium-bodied, the palate has fantastic intensity with loads of mineral layers and a rock-solid line of firm, grainy tannins, finishing very long and with great energy.” - Robert Parker

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan
GRAPE VARIETIES 39.6% of cabernet sauvignon, 56% of merlot, 4.4% of cabernet franc
AROMAS

Blackcurrant, morello cherry, black forest cake, cigar box, pencil shavings, charcoal, fertile loam

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Poached egg with truffles, duck with ceps
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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Regular price 286,00 € 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

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan
GRAPE VARIETIES 39.6% of cabernet sauvignon, 56% of merlot, 4.4% of cabernet franc
AROMAS

Blackcurrant, morello cherry, black forest cake, cigar box, pencil shavings, charcoal, fertile loam

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Poached egg with truffles, duck with ceps
WINEMAKING Traditional winemaking in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats. The malolactic fermentation is done to reduce red wines’ acidity.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL