La Clarté de Haut-Brion
The colour is pale yellow with green glints.
The wine presents concentration on the nose, with delicate scents of white flowers and lemon.
It is wide and generous on the first taste. Then the wine develops, fleshy and taut at the same time.
Fresh, lemony notes persist on the finish and stretch the wine out in length. This is definitely a superb Clarté!
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.
Some Technical Information
From 3rd to 13th September