Wine "Chateau Haut-Brion" Blanc, Pessac-Leognan AOC 1-er Grand Cru Classe, 1998
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The wine is characterized by an attractive golden-straw color.
On the palate the wine trapped characteristic varieties Semillon honey tones and notes of toasted almonds, as well as musk and nutmeg tones, notes of anise and lime blossom thanks to Sauvignon Blanc, which ennoble wine.
The aroma of wine is very complex and powerful. It contains tones of exotic fruits and light notes of lemon, which are supplemented with mineral nuances.
The wine goes well with grilled oily fish, lobster, crab meat, baked pork.
Château Haut-Brion 1998 - a delicious white wine that fascinates rich, magical fragrant bouquet and perfectly balanced taste with an incredibly long finish. Like many wine appellation of Pessac Leognan,, white Chateau Haut Briyon 1998 may for a long time to develop in the bottle, revealing all the new faces of flavor and aroma until 2037. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc for this wine are grown on vines, whose average age is 35 years. The grapes are harvested by hand, carried a triple selection of grapes and complete destemming. Fermentation is carried out in specially designed by Jean-Bernard Delmas and Emil Payne 1961 stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of about 20 ° C. The wine is aged for 9-12 months in French barriques, of which 50% - new.
White Château Haut-Brion Robert Parker called the Rolls-Royce in the world of white wine, and it really deserves this title. Created from approximately equal parts varieties Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, this elegant wine embodies the characteristic of the 19th century point of view, when dry wines had to have a light sweetness and fragrant aromas of sweet wines. Château Haut-Brion has excellent balance, in which the acidity perfectly balanced with the sweetness of fruit colors and softness Semillon complemented by fresh notes of Sauvignon Blanc.
Agriculture Chateau Haut Briyon is one of the oldest in the Pessac-Leonyane and traces its history to 1550. That year, Jean de Pontak built here his ancestral castle, and later created some of the most exquisite wines, which was a big fan of Earl Richelieu, as well as members of the royal family. Today, Château Haut-Brion is part of the so-called "Great Five" top Bordeaux producers, together with Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour and Chateau Margaux, and its wines and to this day on the classification of Bordeaux in 1855 are the highest category wines - Premier Grand Cru Classe. Vines cultivated in the territory of the Chateau has a minimum period of six centuries. Vineyards, total area of 46 hectares, located on typical for this appellasona deep (about 15 meters) gravel soils containing quartz and pebbles. White varieties occupy an area of 2.7 hectares. Stocking density - 8000 vines / ha. The average age of the vines - 35 years.