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 2006 vintage is the fruit of a very contrasted climate. During that year, the environmental conditions were changing in a very unusual manner, passing from one extreme to another, throughout the entire year. Fortunately, spring and summer were both in general hot and dry. One hundred seasonal workers laboring day after day for three full months allowed winemaker to wait patiently for the absolute peak of each variety of grape.

A few figures

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 7th to 29th  

  • Blend

    Merlot: 22 %
    Cabernet Sauvignon: 50%
    Cabernet Franc: 28 %

  • New barrels

    31 %

  • Alcohol

    13.5 %

  • Bottling date

    From June 10th to 13th 2008