Château La Mission Haut-Brion White
WHY BUY IT ?
- The owner of the Mission Haut-Brion also owns a Premier Grand Cru Classé from 1855 (Haut-Brion)
- In 25 years, the Dilon family has managed to make this wine, an exception that can be considered one of the very Great Classified Growths of 1855
- Renovations and recent constructions within the vineyard and the castle which allowed to sublimate this wine
- A mythical wine of Pessac Léognan
Mission, as it is known in Bordeaux, owes its history to a religious congregation founded in the seventeenth century. The vineyards Clarence Dillon, owner of Château Haut Brion, bought this famous vineyard in 1983. Although they are neighbors, these two wines have totally different styles. Château La Mission Haut-Brion White is an insider’s wine as its production is extremely limited. The estate also produces a red wine and a second wine.
Terroir & Vinification
With nearly 85% Sémillon, 14% Sauvignon Blanc and a pinch of Muscadelle, it is also unique, on a serious terroir. In his youth, he has the characteristics of a great Gewurztraminer. With time, he changes his Alsatian dress for the amber of the great Sauternes wines. This dry white wine then expresses all the peculiarities of a great sweet wine of grape specific to semillon cultivated on famous terroirs.
In 2007, new cellars of high technology, a tasting room, a bottling center and a space Advanced storage is created. Returning to Frontenac’s quarry, the stone was extracted to build a winery that could well be described as a modern cathedral of wine. In 25 years, the Dillon family has put forward all the technical strengths of this wine, from its vineyard to offer on the tables of the whole world, a glimmer of paradise.
At the tasting, we discover a really unique nectar, knowing how to combine the greediness of a great sweet and the aromatic finesse of the largest dry Bordeaux. One of the greatest white wines in the world.
- Owner: Domaine Clarence Dillon SA
- Chief Executive Officer: Duchess de MOUCHY, Prince ROBERT DE LUXEMBOURG, Jean-Philippe DELMAS
- Head of culture: Pascal BARATIE
- Oenologist and cellar master: Jean-Philippe MASCLEF
Other wines of the property
Château Haut-Brion (Red)
History The history of Château Haut-Brion, the oldest of Bordeaux’s Grands Crus, lasted five centuries. Its name refers to the Gascon toponym “Haut Brion” which designates a gravelly terrace. Jean de Pontac (1488-1589) bought the noble house of Haut-Brion, giving...Wine details
Château Haut-Brion (White)
History 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...Wine details
Château La Mission Haut-Brion Red
History Mission, as it is commonly called in Bordeaux, owes its name and history to a religious congregation founded in the seventeenth century. The vineyards Clarence Dillon, owner of Château Haut Brion, bought this famous vineyard in 1983. It is...Wine details
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion
History Le Clarence de Haut-Brion is the second wine of Château Haut-Brion, Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855, and comes from the same vines as this one. The history of Château Haut-Brion, the oldest of Bordeaux’s Grands Crus, dates back...Wine details
Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion
History The property owes its name, its origin and its old reputation to a historic congregation called “Congregation of the Mission” or “Lazarists”, founded in the seventeenth century by Saint Vincent de Paul. Since 1983, La Mission Haut Brion is...Wine details