- Description of the winery
In the 16th, the Rostaing then the Lestonnac families owned the vineyards of La Mission Haut-Brion. The century after the successors of family Lestonnac gave the fields to the Lazaristes brothers or “Congregation de la Mission”. The Lazaristes brothers, occupying the vineyard until the revolution, have largely contributed to the reputation and the quality of the wine. From 18th to 20th century, the vineyard will pass in the hands of five successive owners, including Chiapella family, which was important owner of New Orleans that ismade the wine widely known in the United States. The year 1919 is a watershed for the field, the Woltners family acquired the castle. The family invests heavily in the castle, she buys new tanks to better control the fermentation. In 1983, the Dillon family, who already owns the Château Haut-Brion, acquired the domain. In 2008, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, became president of the domain and Jean-Philippe Delmas provides direction. The vineyard is located in Talence and occupies about 25.6 ha. The soil is gravelly with natural limestone and clay subsoil. The vines are 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc.
The color of this wine is dark purple. The nose of Mission Haut-Brion is intense and complex with notes of wood, cassis, licorice and chocolate. On the palate the wine is structured, the tannins are tasty.