Wine "Chateau Haut-Brion" Rouge, Pessac-Leognan AOC 1-er Grand Cru Classe, 1996
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Wine of deep ruby-purple color.
The wine has a rich, well-structured palate with silky tannins, excellent length and fruity tones.
The wine has a complex aroma with notes of raspberry, plum, hot stones, tobacco, leather and toffee.
Wine is the perfect complement to meat dishes (grilled meat, roast), big game and cheeses.
"And there we were drinking French wine called O-Brion, the most delicious and unusual wine I've ever tasted ..."
April 10, 1663 of the entries Samuel Pepys, the English officer of the Navy Department, author of the famous diary of the everyday life of Londoners period Styuartovskoy Restoration
Château Haut-Brion has many jewels - it produces the oldest wine of Bordeaux, a member of the famous classification of Bordeaux wines, famous for the invention of a new style of wine in the 17th century and represents one of the most luxury wine brands in the world. Red wine Château Haut-Brion embodies the five centuries of winemaking tradition and plays a major role in the history of the world of wine.
According to historical documents, this wine was served at the court of King Charles II of England in 1660. Château Haut-Brion was included in the top five Cru Classé in the official classification of Bordeaux wines in 1855.
The uniqueness of the terroir expressed in this wine because of its unusual flowers with smoke, which combines the flavors of cigars, chocolate and cedar wood. This aroma is preserved throughout tasting, including long aftertaste, which indicates superior quality wines.
Vineyards, which are grown Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot for this wine, cover approximately 48 hectares.
In the manufacture of Château Haut-Brion after harvest grapes subjected to destemming and crush, and then placed in a special double fermentation tank at the top of the fermentation takes place, and the bottom - malolactic fermentation, and the movement of the wine takes place by gravity. Excerpt wine takes from 18 to 22 months in oak barrels, 80% of which - new. Every year it produces about 10-12 million cases of wine.
1989 - an outstanding vintage. The wine has the potential exposure to 2020, but it can be drunk now.
According to ancient maps and other written sources, the name of O-Brion appeared before the end of the 15th century. Needless Château Haut-Brion was founded in 1533 by Jean de Pontakom - this means that the estate is the oldest wine estate in Bordeaux.
The modern history of the manor begins in 1935, when it acquires Clarence Dillon, American financier and wine lover. Today, Château Haut-Brion controls the grandson of Clarence Dellona, son of Joan Dillon and Prince Charles of Luxembourg, Prince Robert. He began to do business sector in 1992, and in 2002 was appointed general manager of the Chateau. In 2005, Prince Robert founded the company "Clarence Dillon Wines", which was engaged in the production of first-class wines at an economical price. In 2008, he became president of the Domain Clarence Dellona.
The vineyards of the estate are located in the region of Pessac, just a few miles from the center of Bordeaux. Soil of the vineyard, mostly gravel, composed of small stones, including quartz - this breed makes the taste of Château Haut-Brion so amazingly rich. The total area is 51 hectares of vineyard.