La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion

Produced in small quantities, this second wine is a gateway to the world of Château La Mission Haut-Brion. Its name is a nod to the chapel of La Mission Haut-Brion, built by Lazarist priests in 1698.

The weather

The year was very dry, but the low rainfall was well spread out and ensured that the vines received the regular amounts of water they needed. A slightly cool summer delayed ripening, but conditions became ideal for harvesting from the 9th of September onward: relatively hot, sunny days, and an unusual north-easterly wind for the season. The grapes for the white wine, followed by the red, reached the vat room in perfect condition, without being touched by a single drop of rain.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 23rd to October 8th    

  • Blend

    Merlot: 3 %
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 65%
    Cabernet Franc: 32 %

  • New barrels

    0 %

  • Alcohol

    13 %

  • Bottling date

    On the 1st and 2nd of June 2004