What cru more apt to embody the excellence of the Graves region than Château La Mission Haut-Brion? This property was founded in the 16th century by the Lestonnac family and taken over the following century by the Lazarist priests' congregation. Located opposite its illustrious neighbor, Château Haut-Brion, straddling the communes of Talence and Pessac, La Mission Haut-Brion belongs like the latter to the Domaines Clarence Dillon and Prince Robert of Luxembourg since 1983.
Grand Cru Classé in red in the Graves wine classification, Château La Mission Haut-Brion shines in the wine world and among wine lovers around the world, thanks to its formidable terroir enhanced by the innovation and technical precision of the teams.
The Château La Mission Haut-Brion reigns over a 29-hectare vineyard planted on magnificent terraces of gravel, with subsoils of clay, sand and limestone.
- The grape variety in red is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. The grand vin is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 70 to 75% of which are new. La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is the Second red wine.
- The grape variety in white is 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. The great white wine is aged for 12 to 15 months in French oak barrels, 50 to 55% of which are new wood. Only 4 hectares out of 29 are devoted to white wine.
The property does not produce Second white wine as such, but does produce a cuvée named La Clarté de Haut-brion, whose grapes are sourced from both the Château Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion terroir, and aged in 45-50% new oak.
The Château La Mission Haut-Brion produces legendary wines, capable of transcending time without batting an eyelash. The reds are silky-textured, with velvety tannins and aromatic depth, and the whites have dense body and precision.