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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

What better vintage to embody the excellence of the Graves region than Château La Mission Haut-Brion? This estate was founded in the 16th century by the de Lestonnac family, and taken over the following century by the Congregation of Lazarist priests. Read more

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Situated opposite its illustrious neighbor, Château Haut-Brion, straddling the communes of Talence and Pessac, La Mission Haut-Brion, like the latter, has belonged to the Domaines Clarence Dillon and Prince Robert du Luxembourg since 1983. 

Grand Cru Classé in red in the Graves wine classification, Château La Mission Haut-Brion shines in the wine world and among wine lovers the world over, thanks to its formidable terroir enhanced by innovation and technical precision on the part of the teams.

Château La Mission Haut-Brion reigns over a 29-hectare vineyard planted on magnificent gravel terraces, with clay, sand and limestone subsoils.

- The red grape varieties are 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. The grand vin is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 70 to 75% of which are new. La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is the Second red wine.

 - The white grape varieties are 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon blanc. The grand vin blanc is aged for 12 to 15 months in French oak barrels, 50-55% of which are new. Only 4 hectares out of 29 are devoted to white wine.       

The estate does not produce Second white wine as such, but does produce a cuvée called La Clarté de Haut-brion, whose grapes are sourced from both the Château Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion terroirs, and aged in 45 to 50% new barrels.

The Château La Mission Haut-Brion gives birth to legendary wines, capable of transcending time without batting an eyelid. The reds are silky-textured, with velvety tannins and aromatic depth, and the whites boast dense substance, stoutness and beautiful precision.