2021

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

A magnificent colour that wavers between yellow and pale green.
A very concentrated, fruity nose on aromas of lime. Swirling the wine
increases the sensations and makes them more complex.
The first taste is very precise and flavoured.
The wine progresses on the palate, full and clear-cut.
It leaves a fleshy, deep and quite smooth sensation on the second taste and up to the finish.
This Mission Haut-Brion white is an incredible combination
of tactile sensations on the palate, flavours and fragrances.

The weather

Mild temperatures in winter 2021 bring about an early budburst on 1st March. The incidence of frost on 7th April, which hits all winegrowing areas in France, spares La Mission Haut-Brion for the most part, thanks to its terroir. Cool temperatures in the following weeks slow down the vine’s growth and are accompanied by heavy rainfall in May and June, but this is not actually detrimental to good flowering. Work carried out by the winegrower is crucial during this year 2021. The vines need a great deal of attention. In August, thanks to a warm, dry turn in the weather and cool temperatures at night, eagerly awaited ripeness gradually reaches all the early-ripening plots of La Mission Haut-Brion. Every year, it is a decision-making process that takes into account the grapes’ ripeness and weather conditions which determines the date for the start of the harvests. After a season of changeable weather, these two factors reach a fine balance and enable us to pick the grapes serenely. The harvest begins in perfect climatic conditions. The grapes gathered are of extraordinary quality, both in terms of ripeness and aromatic characteristics, for all the grape varieties. Ultimately, 2021 is positively and most definitely a surprising year.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    from 3rd to 10th September

  • Blend

    55.2% Sémillon
    44.8% Sauvignon

  • Alcohol

    14.1

  • New barrels

    53%