Wine Chateau Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Leognan AOC 1-er Grand Cru Classe, 2011
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Wine beautiful yellow color with greenish reflections.
Taste wine rich, generous, luxurious, with an excellent balance of freshness and acidity, and a long, fascinating finish.
The wine has an intense fruity aroma with notes of apricot and white peach, which harmoniously complements subtle hints of truffle.
The wine goes well with fish dishes, lobster, crab and roasted pork.
Dry white Château Haut-Brion - superb complex white wine, the owner of the highest ratings. This is truly a great work is characterized by multifaceted nature, oily texture, impressive balance and memorable aftertaste. Like many wines Pessac-Leognan appellasona, "Château Haut-Brion" can develop for a long time in the bottle, revealing new facets of flavor and aroma another 30-35 years. 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 oak barrels (50% - new).
Wine Chateau Haut-Brion Blanc Robert Parker called the Rolls-Royce in the world of white wine, and it really deserves this title. Created from approximately equal parts of 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 Château Haut-Brion 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.