2011

Château La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc

Previously known as Château Laville Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion is a wine for the initiated. This dry white wine expresses all the distinctive features of a Graves wine, specific to Sémillon grown on these renowned terroirs.

tasting notes

Yellow with green highlights.
The nose is very fine and fruity, with a touch of lemon.
White peach overtones appear when the wine is swirled in the glass.
Very elegant. Begins very full-bodied, rich, and soft on the palate, developing subtle juicy flavours. 

The weather

One of the characteristics of 2011 was an extremely dry spring. Based on the measured rainfall in April, May and June this was the driest spring since 1949.Happily, summer brought some rain which allowed the vine to continue its growth. With a dry September, we were able to harvest in optimal conditions. 

 

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From August 18th to September 1st 

  • Blend

    Semillon: 73 %
    Sauvignon: 27 %.

  • New barrels

    45%

  • Alcohol

    14 %  

  • Bottling date

    On June 14th 2012