2016

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

Beautiful yellow colour with green highlights. Intense, fresh, fruity nose with a hint of menthol.
White peach and citrus overtones appear when the wine is swirled in the glass.
The wine is quite juicy on the palate, going on to show power and richness.
The finish is mouth-watering, almost salty.
This white Mission Haut-Brion is atypical in that this is the first time
that Sauvignon Blanc constitutes the main variety in the blend.
The 2016 is a very classic vintage – polished and extremely precise.

The weather

Despite a winter and a spring marked by complicated climatic conditions – abundant rain and temperatures below seasonal averages – flowering took place with an almost miraculous homogeneity.The great drought of the summer ended with a rainy season in mid-September that was very beneficial for the end of the maturity cycle.  In October, no rain came to disrupt our harvest. The freshness of the nights, combined with the warm days, allowed to develop wines rich in color but also fresh and fruity.Paradox or miracle of nature? We would rather think it is the combination of human effort and, in particular, once again, the exceptional terroir.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From the 5st to the 13th of September

  • Blend

    Sauvignon: 62.7%
    Semillon: 37.3%

  • New barrels

    38%

  • Alcohol

    14%

  • Bottling date

    On June 21st 2017