2021 Mission Haut Brion Blanc

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Winemakers Note

La Mission Haut-Brion, a sacred charm Crossed by the road that goes from Pessac to Talence, in the heart of the Graves appellation, the two properties stand facing one another like twin sisters, extremely close yet so very different. Linked by their history since 1540, these properties share also an remarkable terroir. La Mission Haut-Brion stands opposite Château Haut-Brion and shares the same vast terrace of superb gravelly soils, ideal for cultivating vines, already referred to as “Haut-Brion” on ancient maps and deeds. Its vineyard covers a total area of 29 hectares (approximately 72 acres). Almost 25 hectares are planted with red grape varieties and just over 4 hectares are devoted to white grape varieties. The Dillon family purchased the estate in 1983 and immediately set to work on an ambitious renovation program for the property, including a number of technical enhancements designed to preserve and perpetuate its exceptional terroir as well as other embellishments, while taking care not to interfere with the special aura, charm and spirituality inhabiting the place. 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. The 2021 vintage 2021 has once again shown magic of La Mission Haut-Brion's terroir: after a cool Spring, its gravelly soils provide the vines with indirect sunshine, by their capacity to reverberate. 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. In 2021, after a season of changeable weather, these two factors reach a fine balance and enable us to pick the grapes serenely. The berries are of extraordinary quality, both in terms of ripeness and aromatic characteristics, for all the grape varieties and they herald a truly magnificent vintage in white. Behind 2021 vintage's scenes: Tasting note 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 overall impression is of a Mission Haut-Brion Blanc that will live forever." Matthew Jukes

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024

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