CHATEAU HAUT-BRION un peu d'histoire

CHATEAU HAUT-BRION a bit of history

Château Haut-Brion is the most famous wine estate in the Graves vineyards. It is located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation area, in the municipalities of Pessac and Talence, in the Bordeaux conurbation. It produces one of the most prestigious Bordeaux wines, which bears the same name.
The estate was established from 1525 by Jean de Pontac.

Haut-Brion is the only red vineyard (apart from the Médoc) to have been distinguished by the famous 1855 classification. September 1987.
The cultivation of vines on the lands of Haut-Brion (then dependent on Burdigala) dates back to the 1st century AD and was established by a Celtic tribe from northern Gaul, the Bituriges Vivisques. This culture seems to meet with lasting success because toponymy and analysis of medieval manuscripts agree to reveal to us that, from ancient times, men had an intuition of the viticultural value of the Haut-Brion gravel.
The terroir of Haut-Brion, formed by two hilltops of large gravel which have no equivalent in the surroundings, rises 12 to 15 meters above the bottoms of the neighboring rivers: the Peugue to the north and the Ars stream to the south.
On this terroir, for the red vines, the grape varieties are made up of 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, with vines with an average age of 37 years.
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