Wine Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan AOC Cru Classe de Graves, 1996
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Reviews of purchase Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan AOC Cru Classe de Graves, 1996
Wine rich ruby color.
The taste of wine a rich, full, harmonious and balanced, with soft, but ripe tannins, light acidity and pleasant fruity flavor. The finish is long, slightly spicy.
In a powerful, expressive and concentrated bouquet of wine infused aromas of ripe plums and cherries, shades of foliage, damp earth and asphalt.
Wine is the perfect accompaniment to fine fish dishes, such as salmon with spinach, foie gras, roast venison and poultry.
Chateau la Micson O-Brion is adjacent to the Château Haut-Brion. "On-Brion" was a common name of the locality, and the first mention of it dates back to the XIV century. Once Chateau La Misson was part of the possessions of Château Haut-Brion, but under unknown circumstances became an independent estate. Since 1682 the estate passed to the RP Simon, abbot of the Order of Preachers Precheurs de la Mission, also known as the Order of Lazarists. Lazarists cleared part of the forest in the domain of O-Brion and built a chapel of Notre-Dame de la Misson, from which came the name of the estate La Misson O-Brion. Chateau La Misson O-Brion constantly competes as wines from neighboring Château Haut-Brion. The winner, it seems, for a long time will not be defined: from year to year quality wines both locks affects its stability, and should produce one of the possessions in a given year only good wine, as a neighbor, as if otygryvayas commits another miracle with the following as harvest. Estates belong to the same owner and are very close to each other, you just go a narrow road to get from one possession to another.
The total area of vineyards Chateau la Misson O-Brion is 25 hectares, of which 21 hectares of red varieties, soil for vineyards consist of deep (sometimes up to 18 meters) of gravel, alternating thin layers of clay. Planting density: 10,000 vines / ha. Grape harvest is carried out manually. The fermentation process takes place in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 30 ° C, exposure is carried out for 20 months in oak casks. Before bottling the wine is clarified with egg white.
All the wines of La Misson O-Brion full-bodied, very tart, rich and well-structured. Wine Chateau la Micson O-Brion (Pessac Leognan-) Cru Classe de Graves has a charming fruity notes and, depending on the vintage, shades of Havana cigars, chocolate, cedar and spice, reflecting the particular terroir. It has a fairly large storage capacity. Vintage 1996 has matured and is ready for immediate opening. The recommended maximum storage capacity - up to 2020.