Château Haut Brion (White)

WHY BUY IT ?

  • First Grand Cru Classé of 1855
  • The care given to the culture of the vine of this Castle in the middle of the city is very important and gives a wine of very high quality
  • Its ability to age attains with stunning twenty years and even much more
  • The men work under the direction of Jean-Philippe Delmas, in a modern vat room
  • Winemaking is conducted with art, everything contributes to the success of a field that produces very large reds.
  • The terroir expresses itself in this wine with a unique signature
  • Another favorite Bordeaux Tradition for this exceptional wine, perhaps the greatest wine of Bordeaux
  • An iconic white wine from a 1st Grand Cru Classé
  • One of Bordeaux’s most sought-after dry white wines

The history of Château Haut-Brion refers to the Gascon toponym “Haut Brion” which designates the gravelly terrace located between the streams of the Peugue and the Serpent. Jean de Pontac (1488-1589) bought the noble house of Haut-Brion, giving birth to a large winery whose durability will be assured over the centuries. He undertook the construction of the Castle in 1549. The historian Paul Roudie will not hesitate to qualify the residence of “first castle authentically vinicole”. In 1855, Haut Brion rose to the rank of Premier Cru Classé. In 1935, Château Haut-Brion was acquired by the American banker Clarence Dillon. In 1939, he turned it into a hospital to accommodate the wounded officers of the French army. Since then, the property is still part of the same family.

With a terroir of less than three hectares and a confidential annual production, Château Haut-Brion Blanc is the most sought-after dry white wine in Bordeaux. This vintage mixes almost equal both Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grape varieties. The ambition of the Larrieu family, former owners of the Château, was to obtain the aromatic fullness of a liquoreux in a dry wine. Their dream has been fulfilled. The vines in the vineyard are 52.6% Sémillon and 47.4% Sauvignon Blanc. The fermentation is done in oak barrels for a period of 9 to 12 months of which 50% of the barrels are new. Average production is 450 to 650 cases per year.

At the tasting, the aromas of Château Haut-Brion Blanc will transport you according to the vintages in Alsace or Burgundy. The ample mouth will surprise you by its length.

Their Team

  • Owner: Domaine Clarence Dillon SA
  • Chief Executive Officer: Duchess de MOUCHY
  • Chief Executive Officer: Prince ROBERT DE LUXEMBOURG
  • Chief Operating Officer: Jean-Philippe DELMAS
  • Head of culture: Pascal BARATIE
  • Oenologist and cellar master: Jean-Philippe MASCLEF

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