Château Haut-Brion Blanc
This wine shows a beautiful shade of yellow.
The nose is powerful and fruity with aromas of citrus and passion fruit.
The very ripe Sauvignon is clearly present and bestows a great deal of complexity.
The wine is full-bodied on the first taste and develops rich and generous, continuously,
towards a fragrant, flavoursome finish. This is a white Château Haut-Brion full of sunshine and pleasure.
Winter 2019/2020 is mild and wet. The vine’s growth cycle begins very early (it is the earliest year after 1989). In Spring, constant rainfall encourages mildew to appear, so we are doubly attentive. Flowering is very early too and occurs as usual. From mid-June and until mid-August, an exceptionally hot, dry period sets in, during which we note three periods of heatwave. As a result, we decrease work carried out in the vineyard, especially leaf-thinning, to protect the wholeness of the grape bunches and to preserve aromatic freshness. From 11th August, steady rainfall enables the grape to perfect its ripeness. Harvests of white grapes are early and gathered in very good conditions. Temperatures are above seasonal averages, ideal for completing the ripening of all the red grape varieties, which entered our fermenting rooms in excellent health.
A few figures
From the 20th the 27th of August
On April 27th 2021