2018

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

Very beautiful, dark, intense red colour.
The nose is deep and concentrated, suggestive of very ripe grapes,
underscored by complex oaky and spicy overtones.
Starts out broad-based and juicy on the palate, becoming full-bodied,
tannic and succulent, culminating in a lovely long aftertaste.
Very pleasant flavours linger on the palate,
reminiscent of the finest vintages.

The weather

The spring of 2018 was marked by frequent stormy weather.The growing season started very well, although was later slowed down as a result of a violent hailstorm on the 26th of May. The vines nevertheless recovered fairly quickly. The month of June was relatively warm, conducive to even flowering.A hot summer followed, with little rainfall. Véraison (colour change) took place under ideal conditions.A high-pressure system set in during the month of September. The grapes were picked under clear blue skies at peak ripeness and in excellent condition.

 

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From the 10th of September to the 2nd of October

  • Blend

    Merlot: 53.5%
    Cabernet Franc: 3.6%
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 42.9%

  • New barrels

    62%

  • Alcohol

    14.5%

  • Bottling date

    From May 11th to 13th 2020